I'm using the dragonboard 410c with Linux. How do I get my application to automatically run after I power the board? Currently I have to open a terminal and run make run.
There are a couple of options you have. Either init.d or crontab.
I think this article explains the pro's and con's well:
You could also look at the "systemd for adminstrators" series. There's lots of info there on using systemd to run your application as a service (it its a GUI app you'll have to combine this we some session configuration though).