Background refresh

Hi, is there a way to check if a user has been inactive for a certain period of time. And if so, refresh the application or trigger an action?

Hi Erik,

Thanks for your question!

This has been discussed on the Community before - you can find the full question and discussion here. There is currently no in-built functionality within Create to achieve this, but a possible approach is to use a coded component to track user activity, such as typing or moving the mouse. A logout action can then be triggered from within the coded component.

I have copied and pasted the example function below, for convenience and further reference if others have a similar use case:

// Set the inactivity timeout value in milliseconds (e.g., 15 minutes)
const inactivityTimeout = 15 * 60 * 1000; // 1 minute

let logoutTimer;

function resetLogoutTimer() {
  // Clear existing timer

  // Set a new timer
  logoutTimer = setTimeout(logoutUser, inactivityTimeout);

function logoutUser() {
  // Perform logout actions 
    .then(() => console.log('User logged out due to inactivity!'))

// Event listeners to track user activity
function handleUserActivity() {

document.addEventListener("mousemove", handleUserActivity);
document.addEventListener("keydown", handleUserActivity);

// Initial setup