We have now added the ability for app developers to show their apps as they intended it to be shown, without any limitations on time. The Tidbyt will now honor the full animation length of each app and will not cut off and switch to a new app midway through, if it has been implemented by the developer. This has been especially troublesome for news, quotes, trivia and some of our popular sports apps where 15 seconds is not enough to show all the information from the app.
The ability to define how long an individual app should be displayed has been one of our most requested features and we believe that this is a good first step at addressing that. For app developers, this is controlled by adding a single boolean flag to the Root widget. More details on how this works can be found on our developer website tidbyt.dev
With this announcement, we are also happy to share that a lot of the apps where this feature has been needed have now migrated over to start using it.
The sports apps by @cmarkham20 (or Lunchbox8484 in the Tidbyt app) have fully migrated over to use this. He has also given full control to the user to define how long each screen should be displayed. Read more about it in his post here
A few other apps that has now added this new feature include
- ESPN News by rs7q5
- Word Of The Day by greg-n
- Jokes API by rs7q5
- Aa Daily Reflect by jvivona
- The Guardian News by jvivona
- NASCAR Next Race by jvivona
- Count Up Clockby jvivona
- News by Tidbyt
We are excited to see how you all will use this and as always, help us improve the Tidbyt experience by providing feedback!