Current Version: 0.1 (BETA)
I wanted to play with the new-ish Fitbit SDK after getting a Versa, so I made this presentation timer. This was coded in Fitbit Studio (https://studio.fitbit.com/) with help from the following sources.
Fitbit SDK Forum: https://community.fitbit.com/t5/SDK-Development/bd-p/sdk
Fitbit Developer Guide: https://dev.fitbit.com/build/guides/
I would like to thank the community for posting their questions, so I could learn from them. There are parts of the code for this app that were taken from the Fitbit developer guide and forum then modified for use in my app, I do not claim ownership of that code, which is why I wanted to link to my primary resources up front.
What is it?
I love presentation clocks on my phone. If you have never used one the main point is to provide feedback at a glance while practicing or delivering a presentation. My number one use case is taking a break, to play games or read, I can see instantly if I am good on time or if I need to wrap up what I am doing. Obviously, the main use is for presentations and I have used tools like this to help keep me on track when I am practicing or giving presentations at work or school, or when I am running discussions. When I wanted to play with Fitbit studio this was the idea that came to mind.
How It Works
This app uses the clock API to decrease the timer by 1 each second. The timer variable is converted to hours, minutes and seconds and displayed. The background color starts green and moves to peach at less than 50% time remaining, then to red at less than 25% remaining. When the timer reaches 0 the string "Finished!" displays and the watch vibrates. Pushing either the reset button or the start/stop button will reset the timer.
The bottom right button is the start/stop button.
The upper right button resets the time to the current length.
The upper left button lets the user set the timers to one of six values:
- 10 min
- 15 min
- 30 min
- 60 min
- 1.5 hrs
- 2 hrs
The app does not run if the screen turns off, so the app keeps the watch on as long as it is running.
NOTE: This app does drain the battery because the screen must remain on at all times while running. If you need a simple timer I recommend the built-in timer. This app is great when you want to glance at the time to see where you stand (using the colors).
- Add tumblers to set the overall time and the yellow and red times (to replace the current settings screen).
- Reformat to work with Ionic (the settings screen does not fit currently).
- Make a real app icon.
- Add single vibrations at color changes.
- Implement the storage option to save the last selected timer length on relaunch (currently defaults to 10 minutes on each launch).
If it is not obvious I made the app icon in GIMP. The icons are in the resources folder called "icon.png" and is included in the license for the app but I recommend not using it.
Button icons are from the Fitbit GitHub repository located here: https://github.com/Fitbit/sdk-design-assets
I do not own these icons and am using under the license listed there. The license for the project as a whole does not apply to the button icons.