Back to Personal Sunrise (a bit)

No, I’m not in summer vacation, but I’m working limited time, the better the weather is, the less I’m working. Sorry. Personal Sunrise is relatively mature, it does not need many changes, and I can choose what and when I improve it.

Yet I did use the recent stormy days and some nights (and a suggestion of a customer) to improve the “clock” feature. The improvements are:

  • more information snippets (weather forecast: wind, temperature, and moon phase)
  • an optional second color for the daytime (improves readability in bright environment)
  • and the clock now also overlays the lock screen, so in connection with the dock/power state checking of Personal Sunrise the clock starts automatically when you put the device in the dock (or plug in the power cord), even when it is switched off and locked. It just works.
  • a feature still to be done is a screensaver feature of the displayed items changing positions so that the burn-in is as low as possible

A beta version is available now, the release is not yet done. If you are interested, please drop me a mail.

And a larger “to do” is to make Personal Sunrise fit to “smaller” devices’s screens like the recent “phablets”… Some configuration pages cannot be used on these, for example choosing a sound stream is near to impossible. The app just was not designed for smartphones.