Wear OS play screen suggestions

I’m really enjoying the phone app and was delighted to notice there was an app for my new Wear OS 3 smart watch. While it does the job just fine, I feel there’s some room for improvement in the middle tile and to pull it more to the current design of the phone app.

(I think there are also some small bugs in Wear OS 3 as the half transparant background behind the title text doesn’t show up.)

I focussed on what you’d use the watch app mostly for (see the progress and times, and to do quick tasks like FF and pause to go to the restroom/get some snacks.)

I hope some or all of the functionality will be considered.

There’s plans to revisit this now that compose for wear OS start to mature, but the Google Play store Wear review team is a fucking pain in the ass and last time blocked the app from release for a long time for some pixel that did not please them leading to current half solution. (And still hoping to see some Pixel Watch)

With that said since you have some skills, would appreciate if you could revisit the other screens too so I do not have to think too much when the time comes :slight_smile:

Do you also by luck have some skills to create app icons?

Thanks for the prompt reply. Nice to hear a refresh is on the table.

The other two screens are generally fine, but I’ll take a look at those as well.

As for icons, I do have the skills but not the time to do too much. If we’re speaking the icons in the Wear OS app list, they are fine and don’t look out of place. For the icons in the app itself you could probably use much of what’s already there in the phone app. If you do need the odd icon I’m not against the idea of making those.

It’s for my second new app https://symfonium.app/ (can offer some compensation) quite a few people say it’s really ugly :frowning: But I can’t do better :stuck_out_tongue:

You could try fiver or look around at stock sites like Shutterstock. That might not get you the most original logo, but a fair bit cheaper.

That one is from Fiver :stuck_out_tongue: But at least you confirm it’s ugly :frowning:
It’s hard to find someone trustworthy and with skills.

About your proposal after looking at current implementation it lacks the pager indicator so that the users knows there’s another page to change provider. Don’t know how it could fit in that one.

Here’s the rest of the screens. i tried to keep it limited to the standard elements that I could find in the documentation. You could also put the current time at the top (you can alter the start and end angle of the progress indicator) and only have the end time under the play time/total play time. Press and hold on the the round navigation button could be opening Kodi’s context menu.

I currently have the rotary input set to the volume, but scrolling down in the screens would also be a logical option. For the first two screens the scrolling should be discreet and snap to the centre of the next set of controls in stead of a smooth scroll.

As for your logo, it’s not necessarily ugly, but the colours aren’t the best choice. Making the S white and the waveform a brownish red, or vice versa, would go probably a long way. An other option would be just to choose a nice elegant font and stick to a pure text logo.

Thanks for the mockups will probably work on that on September will ping if need more details.

No more blurry image as background when playing? Maybe have some indicator on the first screen that something is playing? Or have the page number dynamic and hide the now playing when not playing?

For the logo text does not work for launchers and some places :frowning:

Will try to play with colors but I’m bad at choosing and people I ask usually say it’s not nice but can’t tell why so not very helpful.

Of course it’s up to you, but I think in this case non-blurred fanart with a 50% black overlay works nicer. In the other screens it doesn’t add much and IMO would be better of without.

That would be a nice solution.

I wouldn’t write it off just yet. There are a fair number of big companies that have text logos, also in their launcher icons. E.g. Samsung has Galaxy shop, Wear and Pass. Then there’s Dyson, Disney+, HBO Max, Prime Video and Philips Hue to name a few.

For the blurry I was talking about the secondary screens on the now playing it’s already not blurred. Will remove.

For the icon the app name is long and even doing that nicely is out of my competences :slight_smile: If the app works I’ll seek a proper designer on real places.