Weekly Indie Devlog #8 - CW18, 2024

Weekly Indie Devlog #8 - CW18, 2024

QR-Code Logo Overlays, Improved Overview design selection, Better view code screen

This week's and next week's Indie Dev log will be packed with content. But why? Instead of starting a new project, I will revisit an old one, renew it, and publish it. I'll share more about this in a month or so! It's my favorite project and the first one I used to learn Jetpack Compose, so I'm excited to finally complete it and release an MVP. But before I start, I need to take the final big steps for WearSocials! You'll see many changes in WearSocials as a result.


Social Network Icons (Overlays)

If you've seen many QR codes, you might have noticed that some contain logos, often for social networks or well-known websites. I wanted to provide this feature to my WearSocials users as well, so here it is. Here's an example with a TikTok and LinkedIn link QR code.

However, many social networks with various possible domain URLs and short domain URLs are supported, starting with:

  • Facebook

  • YouTube

  • WhatsApp

  • Instagram

  • WeChat

  • TikTok

  • Facebook Messenger

  • LinkedIn

  • Telegram

  • Snapchat

  • Douyin (TikTok)

  • Weibo

  • QQ

  • X (Twitter)

  • Reddit

  • Pinterest

  • Quora

  • Twitch

  • Line

  • VK

  • Threads

Actions Bottom Sheet

Previously, the screen displayed various options based on the code data type, such as opening a website, searching for the code value, or sharing the code. Since a code can include a title and description, the content might take up more space than the screen height, making it scrollable. This sometimes caused some actions to be hidden from view. For quick access and to accommodate the likely addition of more options in the future, these can now be accessed via the floating action button at the bottom right of the screen. I plan to further improve the design of these actions and the screen itself in the future.

Improves Display Type Selection

One issue that previously bothered me was the display type selection. A small icon in the toolbar on the home screen or codes screen allowed you to switch between different designs. It has now been moved to the Settings screen.

Depending on the user's preference and the number of codes they typically manage or organize, they can choose the most suitable design from the options of list, grid, and the vertical and horizontal full-screen code views.

Wear-OS release rejected

Although the Wear-OS release was recently accepted, the Google Play Review testers have now rejected the latest release. This minor update did not involve any changes to Wear-OS data syncing. I'm back in the same frustrating situation, but at least users have one of the major Wear-OS app updates, which will continue to work with the recent phone app updates. I'm still unhappy about this - and will keep submitting new versions.

Next Up

  • WearSocials: Improved View-Code Screen

  • WearSocials: Improved Actions BottomSheet

  • WearSocials: Search Bar Functionality

  • WearSocials: Fix share content with App via Intent

  • Maybe more?

That's it. See you next time!

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