[Ovmsdev] Badging state-of-charge

Wido den Hollander wido at widodh.nl
Wed Apr 25 15:54:52 HKT 2012


On 04/25/2012 04:12 AM, 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:
>  1. 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.
>  2. 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.
>  3. 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).
>  4. Easy to make it opt in/out - just enable/disable badge icons in the
>     iPhone preferences (Settings/Notifications/OpenVehicles).
> Thoughts?

Only set the badge if SOC goes <10%? We already have the SoC warning, 
but you could make two?

- High threshold: 10%
- Low threshold: 5%

If you go below 10% you get the SoC at the badge, if it goes below 5% 
all alarm bells go off.


> Mark.
> mza_1644462664523541198.320x480-75.jpg
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