The first update in 2019 will have some minor changes to the engine and user interface.
Nothing really impressive but …
Of course Apple won´t let me run the app in background forever but there is a chance to have it online for a time between 3 seconds and 3 minutes. This depends on device usage, battery … so it´s not an estimated time only a timeframe that vary each time.
However this could enable you to quick check a mail or send a message or check your smarthome devices or whatever quick you need.
There is no fixed date when the update will be release because i need some time testing the timeframe. It won´t be in the update if i always get a timeframe < 10 seconds, that´ll be useless.
Anyway. Hope you had a better start into 2019 than me and lets rock.