Currently when you use the geotrace or geoshape widget with Collect and the automatic recording feature enabled it will collect points at the specified time interval only when the device is active, i.e. the screen is on. When the device times-out recording stops. This behavior occurs even when you give permission to the Collect App to access location information in the Background.
Example Use Case: A surveyor is travelling from one survey point to the next. This takes some time and may involve negotiating difficult terrain, it is unfeasible for them to keep their device active the whole time. If the points can be collected with the phone inactive then they can put it in a backpack and continue to collect data.
I could contribute field testing capability. If there was a very clear timeline and costing for this feature it is feasible I could seek some budget.
Note: I have been through a lot of forum posts and I can't see this feature even being discussed before, so perhaps it is already a functionality and I'm setting up my systems wrong. If this is the case, great, and sorry for posting in the wrong section. I also found the background audit data collection feature and looked at this, but it doesn't collect a track, which is the feature I would like.