Monday, March 25, 2024

iPulse for iOS

Craig Hockenberry (Mastodon):

An app that can monitor your device is a great thing to have when you need it, but can get in the way when you don’t. On iOS we solved this problem by using Picture in Picture technology.


iPulse for iOS/iPadOS literally creates a movie of what’s going on inside your device and updates it every second. You can resize the display to fit well on your screen, or slide it out of the way completely.


iPulse also provides an alternate view of your storage: the display you’re used to seeing in Settings > General > Storage does not include cached data used by iCloud and other apps. iPulse shows how much actual space is being used.

Craig Hockenberry:

We show actual bytes used on the media, Apple only shows stuff that can’t be jettisoned. And everyone asks about the discrepancy because they have no idea why it would be different. Neither did I at first!

But knowing the true status can be important because reclaiming space can be a bottleneck for all kinds of things.

Craig Hockenberry:

Here we have devices that are equal in power to their Mac counterparts and they have to make noise in order to run in the background. What. The. Actual. Fuck.


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