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S03E47 – Five is One Too Many
Good morning 👋
Appy Weather 2 started the week with five tabs:
Forecast (Hourly, Daily etc.)
But it ends the week on four. Technically one more than the existing version, but when you consider the radar is currently accessible from a FAB (floating action button), then it’s a tie really. That’s impressive considering it will retain all screens from 1.0 but manage to add two entirely new ones. How’s it possible to fit in more within the same screen estate? Without it becoming a bloated mess. Well, craftsmanship doesn’t happen quickly. A lot of thought was put into it. And I mean a lot. The Timeline on its own will essentially integrate all existing screens besides the radar (for the time being, but there’s every possibility it may make the cut too if I can figure it out). Animations play a huge part in this deal. This is another concrete example of a scenario where SwiftUI has empowered me to build a UI that I wouldn’t have even remotely considered otherwise. That said, I’ve only sketched concepts so far. Although it’s theoretically promising, I can’t be certain the current vision has actually strong legs. I’ll find out next week. I’ll let you know.
Have a great Sunday!