I am adding a few tweaks to Meter Readings, so I thought I would try to adapt the UI to iOS 7. I have included some screenshots below (click on them for full sized images). Comments welcome!
I’m not a Meter Readings user, just Account Tracker, but one thing I’ve found with the iOS 7 interface with some other apps is that I prefer them if I have iOS Settings, General, Accessibility, Bold Text set to On, otherwise the text is too thin and spindly.
So it would be good if you checked that the iOS 7 UI of your apps looked fine with this setting On. I’m not sure if the app has to be written to detect BoldText is On or if it all works automatically.
Regards Roger Ward
Sent from my iPad
Hi Roger, this is a very good point. Yes, it works automatically as they essentially set the standard font to be bold behind the scenes.
These look great and works well with other apps I have seen with iOS 7. I can’t wait to be able to use it. I only have 2 areas of feedback that you may want to consider. I’m not really sure what the tick next to the reading submissions mean in the 3rd screenshot. None the less the meaning a tick signifies correct/right etc which I assume is not your intention. Other than that I would recommend moving the power icon into the settings/cog area. I would guess not a lot of people know what this icon does and I think it would be better explained with text as with the items in the cog contextual menu (eg: local compare/price comparison/something like that? I know it’s not easy)
I hope that helps and thanks again 🙂
Oh and I was wondering if you have given any consideration to flattening your icons a little? 🙂 May make or fit a tad nicer on home screens 🙂
Hi, the icon is already quite flat! But yes I will be updating it with the next update.
Hi Luca, the ticks have the same meaning as they do in the current app. They show readings you submitted to your supplier, i.e. your bills.
The power switch icon is a key feature for UK users, and I decided to make it a prominent feature of the main screen. I appreciate this isn’t helpful for non-UK users.
I think in general it’s an improvement 🙂 I wasn’t sure about the iOS7 look in general when it was first released, but now I prefer it. The only thing about the above screenshots I would say, is that on the one showing the list of readings, the month ‘headings’ don’t stand out very much. Maybe you could darken the grey background a little?
Hi Vicky, yes I did wonder that myself. This is the default colour scheme from Apple though. I don’t really know why they made it so pale, with a dark font.