I’ve been busy since I fully rewrote SpeakerClock in SwiftUI. That was model 1.2.0.
The App Retailer gives an idea known as Common Buy, which is the place buying an app on one gadget 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 similar, but all three variations profit from enhancements.
As on the opposite platforms I wished to maintain the UI similar, 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’re 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 provide it a white glow. Whereas the timer is thus focussed you possibly can modify it by swiping horizontally in your Apple TV distant.
I wished to keep away from having the white glow being lively whereas the timer is working, it might quickly be annoying to the consumer. So in the event you begin the timer by way of tapping on the distant, I place focus again on the at present lively preset.
The second massive change for the Apple TV involved the consumer information which is proven by way of the button with the query mark. Since there isn’t any direct manipulation of a scroll view I experimented with having the person paragraphs be focusable. However that didn’t work out nicely.
In the long run I discarded the ScrollView and as a substitute put the person consumer information sections on separate tabs. Since there was a number of empty area across the textual content, I added some eye sweet. A few of which is definitely interactive.
Lastly, the hidden bonus function which presumably solely builders would care about considerations the a number of layers of the app icon. The icons are all generated with authentic reside consumer interface components from the app. The non-TV icons have 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 attain this for SpeakerClock I divided the a number of layers such that you’ve got the inactive LED bars on the again, the lively LED components within the center and the site visitors gentle within the entrance.
Subsequent up I’ll be wanting right into a Watch app. Though there it would make sense to attend for the iOS 15 function the place you possibly can proceed to replace the display screen each second. Additionally you need to be capable to use the watch as distant management for SpeakerClock working on some other platforms.
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