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David Smith
Independent iOS developer. Independent in general.
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David Smith 20h
Replying to @ShunDi
The root issue has been resolved, however, there are a few feed items that are still affected by the database issue. So while the service overall is up I'm still working through fixing the rest. It is my focus right now, so hopefully soon. I'm very sorry for the trouble.
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David Smith 20h
This one is a bit more ‘Classic’ — though sadly if you actually want the time to be at all legible you need to increase beyond a 32x32 icon size.
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David Smith Oct 14
The world’s least legible watch face. Though it does rather struggle with the top of each hour.
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David Smith Oct 13
Replying to @brian512 @FeedWrangler
I had a database issue this morning that I think is largely resolved now. Things might be slow for a bit though.
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David Smith Oct 12
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
All creative work has a starting point, I think you moved well past copying two or three days ago. What is so great about something like this is that they can keep getting better and better.
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David Smith Oct 12
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
Tidepod.
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David Smith Oct 12
I collected a few of my thoughts and experiences about experimenting with custom watchOS faces this week. The process has been both tremendously fun and enlightening. My thanks to for the initial push.
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David Smith Oct 12
Replying to @ddelruss
I am, I’ve long wanted a digital face with big time but also space for a few complications…
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David Smith Oct 12
Replying to @EdwardJThompson
The graphs are scaled for the current week. So older days which exceed your best this week are shortened and marked with a break.
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David Smith Oct 12
Replying to @beiting @marcoarment
A) it is super fun B) it is the small act I can do to maybe help push apple towards doing it by increasing user’s appetite for them.
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David Smith Oct 11
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
They are so much fun to make! Even if this never turns into a real API the process of designing watch faces is really fascinating. Such a constrained problem but still infinite possibilities. I love your Duotone look.
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David Smith Oct 11
I really feel like Futura looks right at home on a watch face. Modern but still kinda classic.
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David Smith Oct 11
Here is another watch face I’m working on, this time for when I feel fancy. Inspired by the Nomos Metro line.
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David Smith Oct 11
Replying to @washchuk
Anything could be made, this is all just procedurally rendered graphics. None of this is officially supported so right now I can do what I like.
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David Smith Oct 11
Replying to @angeljimenez
They are always the next 12 hours, so at the end of each hour the current hour is replaced with the data for 12 hours later.
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David Smith Oct 11
(and of course the second hand color changes throughout the day to match the current temperature’s color)
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David Smith Oct 11
This is my current favorite watch face design of the ones I’ve tried making. The inner ring is hourly temperature forecast, the outer ring is rain percent chance for the next 12 hours. Minimal but still useful/legible.
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David Smith Oct 11
Replying to @marcoarment
I could also see a model like CarPlay working well here. Where there is some additional level of review before you get the entitlement. Not sure if that is really necessary but would seem to eliminate any broader concerns about quality.
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David Smith Oct 10
I’ve spent most of today making and using custom watchOS faces. While just being a ton a of fun to do, it also confirmed for me that this really is a massive opportunity for the platform. So many avenues not yet explored both artistically and functionality.
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David Smith Oct 10
Replying to @stroughtonsmith
I turned on “Power Saving Workout Mode” and then set up your example to start an Indoor Walk HKWorkoutSession on launch. Now I basically have a full time replacement of the main watch face with still roughly full day battery life. This is so much fun to play around with.
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