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 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 an identical, but all three variations profit from enhancements.
As on the opposite platforms I wished to maintain the UI an identical, whereas optimising for the display screen dimensions at hand. The principle 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 an extra white circle if they’re in focus. That didn’t look good for the LED digits nevertheless. So there I used the LED digits shadow to provide it a white glow. Whereas the timer is thus focussed you may alter it by swiping horizontally in your Apple TV distant.
I wished to keep away from having the white glow being energetic whereas the timer is operating, it will quickly be annoying to the consumer. So for those who begin the timer by way of tapping on the distant, I place focus again on the at present energetic preset.
The second large change for the Apple TV involved the consumer information which is proven by way of 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 properly.
Ultimately I discarded the ScrollView and as an alternative put the person consumer information sections on separate tabs. Since there was numerous empty house across the textual content, I added some eye sweet. A few of which is definitely interactive.
Lastly, the hidden bonus function which probably solely builders would care about issues 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 had been fairly easy to do like that. On TV nevertheless 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 energetic 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’d make sense to attend for the iOS 15 function the place you may proceed to replace the display screen each second. Additionally you need to be capable to use the watch as distant management for SpeakerClock operating on every other platforms.
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