Kitemenn wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:30 pm
Hi Aleks, I like your progress and help on these apps tremendously. While using your app on apple watch lately I was thinking would it maybe be possible to indicate if you jumped a record (in your session) by for example vibrating 3 times instead of just one. I often wear my watch under my wetsuit and this would help estimating whether I am improving my previous jumps or not. Maybe you can set it at a certain threshold or something so only from 6m it starts giving you that signal...just a thought
Moved conversation here (since it is about Apple Watch).
aleks wrote: ↑
Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:40 pm
On Apple Watch the vibration and sound for the best jump are different too, but the difference is more subtle (I use standard Apple notifications patterns). I wanted to do 3 vibrations, but that required to implement some advanced haptic feedback patters. Perhaps I should revisit it and implement more distinctive vibrations. Thanks for the suggestion!
I went to make the change and remembered why it wasn't done in the first place - Haptic engine is not available for WatchOS development
. There are just a few standard vibrations (coupled with sound) available on Apple Watch. I did a workaround though - now for the new best jump the app will play one of the vibrations 3 times in a row (with short interval). I chose one of the strongest vibration patterns available. This will be available with the next app update (in the coming weeks).
Also, few other exiting features are coming to Apple Watch soon. Always On display is now available to 3rd party apps (I was waiting for this one for a while
). It makes a huge difference in usability (in my opinion). It works only in WatchOS 8 though, so if you didn't upgrade yet, time to do it now. Always on available on AW Series 5 or higher only.
Another feature is Auto-save on low watch battery. This will help to prevent session loss due to watch out of battery shutdown (few users had an issue with this).