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MrAndersen
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MrAndersen posted on Tue, Aug 4 2020 7:18 AM

Hi all 

The 3.5 beta is out, try out the new widget that gives you quick access to product control. Let me know what you think including ideas for what this widget could be used for going forward.

Sign up for beta here: https://testflight.apple.com/join/Zre8WT18

Best regards

Thomas, Bang & Olufsen

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MrAndersen:

Hi guys

I have deployed an update fixing the alignment issues and added a fallback icon. Unfortunately we do not have icons for the older products yet, we will add them as they come. The ordering is the same as in the app but this is just the first version. We will make a lot of tweaks on this in the future based on customer feedback. 

 

Hej Mr Andersen,

I might be the only one (?), who would pledge for a possibitity to choose which icons = which products to show in the widgets view.

That goes for the products view in the app itself as well.

But I’d still like to know if that is on the roadmap?


Let people decide, what to see, make it costumisable.

 

MM

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MM: Yes, we will make it configurable

Claes: Could you post a screenshot of the Beolink icon?

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Hi,

The widget does not work on IOS 12 devices.

It shows "loading impossible".

Kind regards,

Yann.

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Hiort replied on Fri, Aug 14 2020 3:21 PM
MrAndersen:

Claes: Could you post a screenshot of the Beolink icon?

From the iPad

 

 

 

 

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Hiort:

From the iPad

MrAndersen: I raised this multiroom icon misalignment a while ago to B&O support and it is part to the issue track list I’m maintaining in this forum where you should find the associated case #

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mbolo01:
MrAndersen: I raised this multiroom icon misalignment a while ago to B&O support and it is part to the issue track list I’m maintaining in this forum where you should find the associated case #
Addition to the Multiroom icon issue: display tag information (f.e. track tittle) from the now playing DNLA song or radio station aside the icon. Then it is clear which devices are grouped.

 

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mbolo01 replied on Sun, Aug 16 2020 12:43 PM
After testing the IOS widget feature, I honestly don’t see any added value for it. Widgets are for me a way to quickly jump to something I use frequently, so I would have expected a jump to the now playing screen of the selected product v.s launching product settings that I really rarely use.

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Admittedly, I don’t use (or intent to use) these widgets....doing this just for testing.

Inspired by the post from mbolo01 I decided to try again.

That is curious, tipping (a widget for) a V-product opens the app control page aka the remote for that tv, which seems to be ok and helpfull.

However, tipping one for an A product seems to open the app in the view, that was the last one used there.

Not very logical.

As an example tippinng the widget for my Playnaker (that I don’t even want to see there) opens the previous used control page for the tv.

Tipping the widget of my Essence opens the product page with the V1 highlightened (because that was the last viewed).....etc.

Anyone else have the same behaviour?

MM

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Millemissen:

However, tipping one for an A product seems to open the app in the view, that was the last one used there.

I only have A products and tipping one in the list opens the A product settings page.

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I can share the Moment icon from the legacy beomusic app Big Smile

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mbolo01:
Millemissen:

 

However, tipping one for an A product seems to open the app in the view, that was the last one used there.

 

 

I only have A products and tipping one in the list opens the A product settings page.

Makes it even more funny.

By the way - I am on an iPad, latest OS.

MM

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I will have the icon misalignment fixed, sorry for the delay on that one. 

This is just the first step for our widgets, we will look into specialized actions for the products and additional control. Currently, we're looking at other apps for inspiration as well, the Philips Hue is one we're looking at. If you have other good examples please let me know.  

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MrAndersen:

the Philips Hue is one we're looking at.

Yes, this would be great to be able to create scenarios based on the most frequent actions and expose them as widgets for quick access.

I’m thinking about « standby all » « restart a product » « pause/start a product » « join/leave a product » etc that the app user would build on the same and simple process than the one used in Hue app.

I’m using Home Assistant app the same way by building scenari to be exposed as widgets.

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Why is the top of the second row of icons still visible when the B&O widgets box is minimized?

As an example the Orange widgets box only shows the first row of icon.

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What is the idea behind the next button when there is no previous button?

Having « back - pause/play - next » would be better IMO

I would also reduce the above icons’ height to the one of home, multiroom, music and radio icons

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