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David Smith
Independent iOS developer. Independent in general.
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David Smith 6m
Replying to @fostermatt
I’ve occasionally seen it where the watch silently stops getting GPS permissions, toggling the privacy setting off/on and restarting the watch often fixes it. They also can get stuck transferring back over, which the restart can help with too.
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David Smith Apr 20
I’d love to talk with a wheelchair based Pedometer++ user about their experiences with the app, if you are or know someone who uses the app in that mode, please let me know.
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David Smith Apr 18
Replying to @Capt_Beard
In general I’d say that automatic is probably more accurate on everything other than the exact moment you went to bed. Since manual mode is explicitly started/stopped, but it typically falls within a few minutes of the manual time.
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David Smith Apr 18
Replying to @Capt_Beard
Manual mode is entirely based on your physical motion, while automatic is a combination of a bunch of other factors. Typically they should be very similar but for a particular night it is possible that things just align such that they end up very different.
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David Smith Apr 17
Replying to @nickjsaunders
Yup, that is something I’m working to get more refined in the analysis system. The challenge is that I don’t get explicit notifications when you are changing so it is always a guess based on the lack of other data being collected.
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David Smith Apr 17
Replying to @amonshiz
Hmm, it is entirely up to the Health system. Typically it should only take a few minutes at most. Putting the watch in airplane mode and then off sometimes helps to re-kick-off the sync system I’ve found.
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David Smith Apr 17
Replying to @nashp
That’s awesome!
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David Smith Apr 16
Replying to @DreamChipper
Hmm, the distance should be set by your preference in the Health app, under Distance Walking.
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David Smith Apr 13
Replying to @curtisbridges
In general I don’t typically read data from non Apple sources I’ve had a lot of trouble in the past with 3rd party devices putting malformed data into Health which then causes all manner of problems for Pedometer++.
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David Smith Apr 13
Our first round of answers to all the great questions to have been asking. Link in the show notes to where to ask something yourself.
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Marco Arment Apr 12
It’s Q&A week at Under The Radar! First time since 2016. What would you like us to discuss on the show this week (and possibly next, if we get too many)?
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David Smith Apr 11
Replying to @qzervaas
Yup, I’ll be there.
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David Smith Apr 10
Replying to @qzervaas
You can get it with the sysctl “hw.machine“ call, and then I just look up the device name in this table I put together:
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David Smith Apr 5
Replying to @hendryx
It’s possible, but tricky. Especially realtime pace is very hard to accurately determine so I wouldn’t want to give a folks sense of precision where one didn’t exist.
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David Smith Apr 5
Replying to @steffanstringer @atpfm
I’ve never written about my approach as far as I can remember, I just try and take only the essentials and don’t worry too much about ‘what if’s.
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David Smith Apr 5
Replying to @brandonlp
It labels nights that start just after midnight with the previous date to be more consistent across multiple nights. So that you don’t end up with lots of apparent duplicates, since that is really “Wednesday night’s” sleep.
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David Smith Apr 5
On this week’s Under the Radar we unpack user retention, its meaning, how to improve it and how it is probably the best metric for the overall health of app.
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David Smith Apr 4
Replying to @RogerL1939
Ahh, did the map just take a while to sync over. It seems like sometimes Health just get stuck in moving the map over. They eventually get there but it can unfortunately take a while and is largely outside of my control 😔
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David Smith Apr 4
Replying to @RogerL1939
What do you mean track? There should be a built-in outdoor walk config. Then if you start that one it will ask for GPS permission. Once given it will track the location and sync the map over.
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David Smith Apr 4
Replying to @JGobel
Yup, sorry about that, I caught it just after I released the update, fix soon.
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