Free app to check your phone's battery level from a watch glance

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by benguild, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. benguild macrumors 6502a

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    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/low-battery/id668479799?ls=1&mt=8

    Hey guys, not trying to self promote... more just wanted to share. Whenever I've been out for a while I try to keep an eye on my phone's battery level. So I built this!

    Released it for free, but there's an optional feature to get notifications at various battery levels that I enabled via an in-app purchase.

    Check it out if you want :)
    Will remain free
     

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  2. Pushkar macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Ben,

    Great basic app, i've added it to my glances.
    Thanks! :)
     
  3. Speechless macrumors 6502

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    Great job dude! Very useful and profitable feature.
     
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  5. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No problem guys! If you like the app, please leave a good rating/review. :)

    Thanks!
     
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    Do you need to keep the app open/running in the background for notification to work?
     
  8. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    Nice, straightforward app, I like it. Now I can be even lazier and not pull my phone out to check my battery :)
     
  9. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's not actually running in the background. The OS puts the app to sleep like all others. However, there's a feature in iOS that blocks notifications like this when the app is force quit.

    So, if you force quit the app, it blocks the notifications. But if you don't it performs like any other app.
     
  10. BrettDS macrumors 6502a

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    I would love to see a phone battery monitor glance like this that mimics the default apple watch glance, so it looks visually consistent. Maybe a different color for the phone battery or something to be able to quickly tell them apart, but still the same visual style.
     
  11. myname70 macrumors 6502a

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    The Glance battery data does not refresh after the night sleep :) it shows last update at 01:32 and trying to update - but cannot. If I open the app itself - it is updated and shows the right percentage
     
  12. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like maybe the glance is "stuck". Remove it and add it again using the Apple Watch app on your iPhone?
     
  13. myname70 macrumors 6502a

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    Sure. I did many times :) After removing/installation the first moment it works, and after the watch went to sleep - it stop.
     
  14. benguild thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Did you try removing the app entirely from your phone and watch, and reinstalling it?
     
  15. EarthDawn macrumors 6502a

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    I have been meaning to post to this...

    Got the app when I got my watch a couple of weeks ago and it works great.

    Thank you !
     
  16. iBighouse macrumors 6502a

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    "Lazier?!?!" Someone needs to write an activity app that will generate growing rings and a haptic notification/reminder to pull your iPhone out of your pocket! ;)
     
  17. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    I'll be releasing FondleMiPhone on the AppStore tonight. For free of course, otherwise it'll end up like the rest of my apps and people will be too "lazy" to download it :D
     

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