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SpeakerClock 1.3.0 | Cocoanetics

SpeakerClock 1.3.0 | Cocoanetics


I’ve been busy since I utterly rewrote SpeakerClock in SwiftUI. That was model 1.2.0.

The App Retailer gives an idea referred to as Common Buy, which is the place buying an app on one machine additionally unlocks it on all different supported platforms. Within the earlier model I added a Mac model. This replace now provides the AppleTV model. Nonetheless a minor replace, as a result of the performance is equivalent, but all three variations profit from enhancements.

As on the opposite platforms I needed to maintain the UI equivalent, whereas optimising for the display screen dimensions at hand. The primary problem was that opposite to the direct manipulation on the opposite platforms (with finger or mouse pointer) you might be controlling give attention to Apple TV with the distant.

So my spherical LED buttons have a further white circle if they’re in focus. That didn’t look good for the LED digits nonetheless. So there I used the LED digits shadow to present it a white glow. Whereas the timer is thus focussed you may regulate it by swiping horizontally in your Apple TV distant.

I needed to keep away from having the white glow being energetic whereas the timer is operating, it will quickly be annoying to the person. So in case you begin the timer through tapping on the distant, I place focus again on the at present energetic preset.

The second huge change for the Apple TV involved the person information which is proven through the button with the query mark. Since there is no such thing as a direct manipulation of a scroll view I experimented with having the person paragraphs be focusable. However that didn’t work out nicely.

Ultimately I discarded the ScrollView and as an alternative put the person person information sections on separate tabs. Since there was quite a lot of empty area across the textual content, I added some eye sweet. A few of which is definitely interactive.

Lastly, the hidden bonus characteristic which probably solely builders would care about considerations the a number of layers of the app icon. The icons are all generated with unique dwell person interface parts from the app. The non-TV icons had been fairly easy to do like that. On TV nonetheless an app icon has a number of layers that are proven three-dimensionally floating in an superior parallax impact.

To realize this for SpeakerClock I divided the a number of layers such that you’ve the inactive LED bars on the again, the energetic LED parts within the center and the visitors mild within the entrance.

Subsequent up I’ll be trying right into a Watch app. Though there it would make sense to attend for the iOS 15 characteristic the place you may proceed to replace the display screen each second. Additionally it’s best to be capable to use the watch as distant management for SpeakerClock operating on every other platforms.

When you’ve got any concepts or requests or questions, please be happy to contact me by electronic mail.

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