version 7.64 → Play Store

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version 7.64 → Play Store
► Press hardware button to close app drawer
► Much smoother app drawer opening
► Improved bubble animation in app drawer mode
► Bubbles now “blink” when tapped

New expert options: (see details below)
► Do not clear Now Playing background on stop
► Auto close app drawer (recommended: enabled)
► App drawer opening style (reduce choppiness)
► Record error for image background complications
► Ambient bubbles without circle (if active watch-face has filled bubbles)
► Recent expert options are now added to phone too

Bug fixes:
► Some image backgrounds did not work on flat tire watches (Moonie)
► Image backgrounds did not always update (Now Playing)

Reduced app-drawer choppiness by making app-drawer fade-in / fade-out optional. This only affects app-drawer mode, when the app drawer is pulled into view, the background color:
► SOLID = becomes opaque as soon as you start to pull
► TRANSPARENT = constant 50% see-thru during transition
► FADE = progressively changes from transparent to opaque

App drawer fade-in, bubble animation and Sticky open are all OFF by default (these add a slight perseptive delay to opening apps – apps open just as quick, but app drawer needs to be kept on screen longer to catch the optional 2nd tap to open in sticky mode) You can enable any or all in the Expert settings (watch or phone)

Just like in watch-face mode, the animation only lasts as long as the launched app is loaded. As soon as the launched application appears on the screen the spinning bubble animation fades out.

I noticed if I choose the “Now Playing” background provider the background will be blank if nothing is playing (I confirmed it acted like this on other watch-faces too). Enabling this new option under Expert Settings, the last played album art will stay on, even after you stop the playback. For me this change makes the Now Playing background much more usable. But the default is to have this option off, because for some users it might make more sense to have a clear background (uniform color) when no media is playing.


Detailed change log:

As you can see, the app is being developed actively. If you find any bugs or crashes, please contact me so I can fix as soon as possible.

If you like the app and the progress please support the project with a 5-star rating. It helps tremendously.
Thank you!

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Author: greg

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