CategoryBand-Aid

Band-Aid Update Released – Android and Windows (UWP)

It’s been some time now that Band-Aid has been available for Windows, Android, and iOS. And today I’m pleased to announce that there are updates available now, yes right now!

At the moment, the update is available for both Android and Windows (UWP, which is fancy for PC and mobile). Don’t freak out, there’s an update for iOS going through the usual week long Apple review process, that should be out soon and I’ll make sure to post an update on that once it’s out too. 🙂

So you may be wondering…what’s new in this super awesome update?

Well for Windows, the version has bumped up to 1.6.6.0 and Android has bumped up to 1.5. Here are the changes below:

Windows (UWP) Version 1.6.6.0

  • Fix for Battery Percentage not displaying when Personalization is not turned on
  • Battery theme has been optimized to update more efficiently
  • Seconds have been removed from the timestamp in the Band-Aid tile

 

Android Version 1.5

  • Fix for Battery Percentage not displaying when Personalization is not turned on
  • Battery theme has been optimized to update more efficiently
  • Fix orientation issues with the Personalization settings
  • Seconds have been removed from the timestamp in the Band-Aid tile

 

That’s about it folks for this update, be back soon for the iOS update.

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Band-Aid Released for Android

Woo! Finally, Band-Aid makes it’s way to Android!

After quite some time, scheduling and other projects, we finally released Band-Aid on Android. It aims to bring the same amazing functionality that exists today that the Windows 10 Universal app offers.

There are some differences under the hood though that I had to keep in mind about when developing the app for Android, biggest difference is Doze. Turns out Doze is very good about putting background services into a “stand-by” state. Which causes background services to not fire off when expected. Instead, we rely on Intents to help kick the service out of its “hibernated” state. One cool thing that Android offers is listening to battery change events, and as you may guess, Band-Aid is a lot about battery changes on the phone. So combined this with a background service to try to deliver a more reliable reading when you view the phone’s battery percentage from the Band.

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There will be an update coming out soon, as well as the iOS app! So stay tuned!

Band-Aid Update Released – New UI and More

Greetings and salutations! 😀

 

This is an exciting announcement for me as I get to introduce the new and improved UI for Band-Aid on Windows 10!

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The new UI shows off more of the new Windows 10 Universal app design. Now you’ll see a hamburger menu which elegantly expands the side menu. And another cool thing to notice are the icons that are now included in the menu items!

There much to explore in this new design and I hope that those that are using the app really like it and those that haven’t discovered it yet will find it very pleasing.

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As always, stay tuned for more to come!

Band-Aid Updated and Released for Windows 10

First off, wow it has sure been a long time since I last posted on here. Going to try to fix that with more frequently updated content, maybe something out weekly and see how that goes.

So as you can guess, Band-Aid has been updated! And it has been released for Windows 10 as a Universal app.

Today we are looking at the release of version 1.5.6 and what’s new since the last post. Of course, there is improved stability and performance and bug fixes and any other generic change log items that people usual say. So what’s cool? We have added support for the Microsoft Band 2 for Windows 10, sorry Windows 8.1 folks but don’t worry support will be coming very soon. I promise 🙂

Another cool feature, at least to me, is a new alert which lets you know when your phone is low on battery. You can specify the percentage for when you would like to receive the alert, for example when your phone drops below 10% push out an alert to your Band to let you know that you may want to charge your phone.

The design for the app has also changed slightly, there is now just the left pane with the main app sections, versus that weird left/right pane, which unfortunately still exists for Windows Phone 8.1, again sorry guys but you can always upgrade at any time to Windows 10 by joining the Windows Insider Program.

Suppose I should talk about the Android and iOS versions of the app too before wrapping up. So they are still totally happening, it’s just been a little challenging with some of the other projects that had to take priority. Believe me, it’s a lot harder to start a new project than to update an existing one. (In case you were wondering why there have been updates for Windows and nothing yet for the other platforms.)

That’s mostly it for now, there will be much more coming soon. And please check out the new update for Windows 10 below:

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Thanks for reading and as always, stay tuned!

Band-Aid for Windows Phone Released!

Hey everyone! I’ve been working on something pretty neat for the past few months, Band-Aid! Currently it’s released now for Windows Phone, but soon to come to Android and iOS.

Band-Aid is an awesome app made to make the Microsoft Band even better and aims to bring in more features for both the phone and Band! It has two main features for right now, “Battery” and “Move It”.

So let me go ahead and tell you a little bit about Band-Aid 🙂 starting with the two main features:

– Battery – lets you quickly see your phone’s battery percentage on your Band by either making the theme of your Band change color based on the percentage level of your phone and displaying the actual number within a tile on the Band. It’s pretty cool 😉

– Move It – lets you set a reminder for how often you should be told to get moving when you’ve been idle for too long. Very useful for those of us that sit in an office throughout the day :\

There are a ton of other features that I’m planning on releasing soon and also make the app available for Android and iOS. Stay tuned!

 

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