So now that the meow-suring app is finally in the app store: https://apps.apple.com/app/meow-sure-screen-distance/id1535907595?l=en
It’s time to get on to the second phase: Endlessly spending of all of Jakey’s monies to develop all teh featurez.
(that last bit not true at all, endmyopia supporters contributions will hopefully largely suffice to keep things going)
Let me know what you think is priority and what you’d like to see.
To kick it off, here’s what’s on my short immediate list:
Fix the login situation - right now an account is required to measure, which is an oversight (wasn’t originally the case). Getting things rewritten so you can just download, measure, then create an account to store logs if you like.
Hide the app from users with iPhones that don’t have FaceID - since the app won’t work without that hardware.
Thinking, the blue / green (duochrome) measuring thing. Optionally for advanced users, with an account, showing colors to make measuring more precise (up for debate, this).
Get the measuring graphing back in to the app.
Find a way to sneak in a conversion tool. Convert cm to inches, ancient Mayan distance designation, and maybe also, oh I don’t know … diopters?
Maybe that’s unwise to do so soon, but it’s on my mind anyway.
- A lot of the the endmyopia things I want to consolidate into the app, like recommending relevant posts from the site, access to podcast, forum, courses, etc - thinking of making a separate app, which you can log into, it takes your log data, and makes appropriate recommendations. That way if that’s too close to the sun for the apple appstore gatekeeokers, we don’t get our measuring app kicked out, and rather just a new app not approved.
UX, design, etc, not on the radar till we have a better grasp on features and user experiences. I like it all plain as is for now anyway and rather not divert time and funds into the black hole that is design.
There, just for some starting notes.
Your turn. What would you like in the measuring app?