Interesting Clock icon behavior...

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by cobbyco, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. cobbyco macrumors 6502a

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    So if you look at the second hand of the Clock app icon, you see that the hand moves smoothly around the clock. If you then put the icons into wiggle mode, you see that the second hand ticks every second rather than continuously moving around.

    Quite interesting. Perhaps leftover code from when the second hand did tick around? Or maybe it's just a beta bug?
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    Why would anyone even look at the clock in wiggle mode?
     
  3. AngerDanger macrumors 68030

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    That's an interesting bug. Did you report it? It must be that wiggle mode makes a reference to an old method; that can't be good programming.
     
  4. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    I'd bet it's intentional.
    The amount of programming needed to accurately display the "sweeping" second hand, while the icon was jiggling, would surely be more trouble than its worth.
    It's a programmers shortcut.
     
  5. Gogurt48 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm surprised the icon doesn't just freeze while it's wiggling.
     
  6. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    But then it would be off by the number of seconds you were in jiggle-mode.
    Even more programming needed to count the jiggle-mode time and then jump the hand back to the correct position based on that count.
     
  7. Gogurt48 macrumors 6502a

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    It wouldn't need to do that. It could just read the current system time and update the icon accordingly.

    Of course, I'm not suggesting they actually do that. The way it works now is fine. I was just surprised they went to the trouble to make it animated while it was wiggling.
     
  8. AngerDanger, Aug 14, 2013
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    AngerDanger macrumors 68030

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    I disagree. If they can move it second-by-second in wiggle mode, they can easilymake it move continuously. The graphics should be drawn to the icon, and the icon should be translated and rotated on springboard.

    This is no big deal:
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    I could do it programmatically too, but I wouldn't receive a salary from Apple.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yup, been pointed out a few times in threads like "all the little things" and "changes and fixes".
     

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