A Timer to help the Geeks think about talking tech, not hitting the breaks.
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README.md

GeekSpeak-Show-Timer

During the recording of GeekSpeak, we need to plan for an inexactly placed break and a precise show length. This is the timer we use to make that as easy as possible.

Updated to KBCZ 2 section 59 minute timer

2 equal sections at 29.5 mintes each.

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Todo:

  • Create About viewController to explain

    • what GeepSeak is
    • who I am
    • request feedback about developing the app into a genera purpose timer
  • Create graphics for Add & Remove seconds buttons.

  • Add socket connection to GeekSpeak.org API

    • use site for syncing concurrent timers
    • keep histery of past timers
    • sync pending bits to a table view
    • tapping on a bit marks the time and posts to site
  • Add tracking of all pause/play events

  • Add GameKit discovery and networking between timers on multiple devices

  • Layout issues

    • Fix labels under show times to scale based on text width
  • Abstract out the hard coded definition of 3 segments with one minute breaks, into a definition file. Auto generate views based on this definition, allowing multiple show formats

Versions:

v0.1

(this version is tagged but, the tag isn't showing up in github for some reason)

This is the initial version of the timer and used on the 8/3/15 recording of the show (aired 8/8/15). It is useable, but truely a beta release. Many views don't have any layout code and you can get the app in an unusable state on iPhones. Here is a video demo of this version

Architecture choices:

Sharing Timer object between multiple view controllers

  • Using the SplitViewController or App Delegate as a central place to create a Timer property that the viewControllers can look it up from
    • Easy
    • Tightly Coupled. The ViewControllers need to know about where to find the Time property
    • Limits app to using a single Timer
      • What if I want to save past Timers and use the same view controller to display it again?
  • Create a singlton to vend a Timer to the viewControllers
    • Only slightly less coupled than above. Has all the same problems, only without needing to know where to find the property
  • Don't lookup the Timer, but instead use the Notification Center to subscribe to and use the Notification object.
    • Incomplete:
      • Either I subscribe to all notifications of a type, and can only ever display one timer at a time
      • Or I need to know which instance of a timer to subscibe to, in which case I need to pass in the Timer object to the viewController before receiving notifications
  • Dependancy injection
    • Does everything I want. But, I am

Notes: