Android Wear app
We have started thinking about remaking the android wear app from the ground up. We have not decided at this point if we will or not. But we would like to start a discussion with the entire community about what a new version should contain and also look at the interest for a new version.
What features should we have and not have?
What are your dream android wear app for Unified Remote?
Luca Gouty 00
I think something really easy but fully customisable would be more than enough :
- 4 buttons per screen (up/down/left/right, like many other remote apps) : one specific action per button (possibly from different remotes, unlike quick-switches if I remember right)
- Swipe between screens : max 3-4 would be enough
I just went back to Apple... (so i'm quit keen to get an Apple Watch app!) but I've been using UR on my android devices for a year (but I just sold my moto360) so... "just sayin'" ;)
José María Conejero Manzano 00
I am trying to use the wear app but it does not work (it does not anything).
Is there any well-known problem or something like that?
Some features that are currently in the app that shouldn't be;
Mouse Pointer - maybe just me, but I find there is too much lag to use it at all. Needs to either be made much more responsive or removed (perhaps replaced with arrows to move the pointer).
Constant "Not Connected" notification - the majority of the time, I am not connected with unified remote and it is really annoying to keep having to dismiss the notification
Things that should be included;
Main thing I want from the Android wear app is to have media player controls (play, pause, vol +/-) that are really quickly accessible on the watch (for when you need to quickly pause or change vol without getting out phone or looking for the remote)
I agree with Luca that the app should be customisable - with so little screen real estate it is really important to be able to add and remove the things that you want/don't want, so that you don't have to scroll through multiple unnecessary screens
Would also be cool if you could customise the screens so that you could show different ones depending on which computer/server the app is connected to
Thanks for the input! Should the app work as an app or as a notification like it does right now?
I would like to be able to have a custom remote created on my watch with the same concept you are using on the phone.
Most important i want the remote on my watch only when i start it on the watch and not pop up everytime if there is a connection to the server like today.
I would like to send voice commands from my watch once i have opened unified remote
Keep up the great work you have started!