[Ovmsdev] Badging state-of-charge
felixtb at me.com
Wed Apr 25 16:23:27 HKT 2012
that's not a bad idea........!?
Sent from my iPad somewhere in our beautiful universe.......
On 25 Apr, 2012, at 9:54, Wido den Hollander <wido at widodh.nl> wrote:
> 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).
> 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.
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