[Ovmsdev] Badging state-of-charge

Tom Saxton tom at idleloop.com
Wed Apr 25 11:56:12 HKT 2012

I agree it's a cute idea, but the badge is too prominent. It would drive me
nuts having that on my home screen all the time.


on 4/24/12 7:12 PM, Mark Webb-Johnson wrote:

> The new GreenCharge App has an interesting feature where they use the badge
> icon as an indication of %SOC. The example picture below represents a 75% SOC.
> It is an interesting approach, that I'm not sure if we should adopt. Hence,
> discussion:
> I personally don't like badge icons. They scream 'attend to me! clean me up!'
> and my OCD kicks in ;-) I like to keep inbox=0. There would be no way to
> 'clear' such a badge icon.
> I'm not sure if this violates Apple's user interface guidelines and/or would
> be enough to get rejected from the App store. More research would be needed on
> this.
> Implementation wise, it is trivial. At the server level, if SOC != lastSOC
> then send a PUSH notification with a new badge number = SOC%. This would only
> work for non-paranoid mode cars. If we wanted this to work with paranoid-mode
> cars, we would need to do it at the car module level with a new message type
> (unencrypted SOC).
> Easy to make it opt in/out - just enable/disable badge icons in the iPhone
> preferences (Settings/Notifications/OpenVehicles).
> Thoughts?
> Mark.
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