Is there a way in Android development to have a process run in the background of the app, even if the app is not active. For example, if the user starts a process, and then hits the ‘Home’ button, I want the process to continue running in the background.
Here is a tutorial about Services. Helped me a lot. http://www.vogella.com/articles/AndroidServices/article.html
Yes Android license with Service component to perform a number of tasks in the background.