It is a developer diary written by Patrick Perez, Senior Product Supervisor at Crunchyroll.
We’re comfortable to announce that the most recent model of the Crunchyroll app on iOS now helps widgets! If you realize what a widget is, you might be in your solution to a totally new viewing expertise. If you do not know what a widget is, preserve studying, and you may study that you just now have a robust, new software at your fingertips!
After a lot dialog with our revered person analysis group, we have heard you loud and clear: The widget you may need most is an interactive “proceed watching”, the place you possibly can simply return to these exhibits. You may see what you might be searching for. So with the most recent iOS launch, we’re bringing you simply that.
however wait, what precisely Is a widget?
What’s a Widget?
With iOS 14 and later, Apple added all new widgets. Widgets are small shortcuts that you could add to your house display for fast, viewable info. Along with being in your Dwelling display, widgets may also be seen from the “At present” view by swiping up instantly from the Dwelling display or Lock display.
In case you’re a brilliant fan and have a number of episodes in your “preserve watching” queue, you may discover that the widgets make it more and more simple to observe episodes in your iOS gadget. In case you’re an off-the-cuff fan of anime, the widgets on your house display will preserve your “proceed watching” queue on the high so you possibly can resume your episodes straight away.
We now have launched widgets in three sizes: small, medium and huge. You additionally get an extra-large widget for units with bigger screens (we’re taking a look at you, iPad customers). The widget consists of a thumbnail (for fast visible reference), the sequence identify, episode quantity and title, a progress bar, and the variety of minutes remaining to finish your episode.
Anybody utilizing an iPhone pre-iOS 14 is aware of that customizing your iPhone was inconceivable till now. With Widgets, you possibly can gown up your house display (or different display in your gadget) to your coronary heart’s content material.
How can I add widgets to my homescreen?
Putting in the widget may be very simple. First, be sure to’re on iOS 14 or later. Then, be sure to’ve downloaded the most recent Crunchyroll app model (4.22.0). As soon as put in, so as to add a widget to your Dwelling display, contact and maintain an empty space till the apps transfer. Faucet the “Add” button (the plus button within the higher proper or left nook). When the search bar seems, discover the Crunchyroll widget stack. Scroll to the specified widget dimension. Choose “Add Widget”. Place the widget on the display. When accomplished, faucet an empty Dwelling Display part to lock your widget in place.
However right here it will get thrilling: Good Stacks. If you wish to save display actual property or apply minimalism, you possibly can add widgets to the Good Stack. Consider a stack as a group of widgets inside a container. The beauty of Good Stacks is that they’re simply that: Good!
Relying on elements resembling your location, exercise or time of day, a unique widget can be displayed within the Good Stack. For instance, for those who like to observe Crunchyroll at lunchtime, your gadget will study it, and can quickly begin serving up a Crunchyroll widget prepared for each day consumption. (See what we did there?)
So as to add a widget to the Good Stack, merely long-press any widget and drop it on the widget you need within the Good Stack. Then faucet any empty house to lock the widget. You may scroll by way of your good stack manually or let the AI do the magic! To edit your stack, simply lengthy press. Right here you possibly can rearrange or take away any widget within the stack.
Does Crunchyroll plan so as to add extra widgets?
We’re at all times trying so as to add new performance to our apps, and relying on the adoption price of this specific widget, we might add extra. Simply tell us when you have a widget you would like us to implement. At present, iOS is the one platform that helps widgets, however our Android group is trying so as to add them as effectively. keep tuned.
obtained any extra questions? Try our Ceaselessly Requested Questions. And when you have any thought for future widget, then contact us utilizing widespread strategies. And for those who like what you see, go away us a overview on the App Retailer.
We’re pleased with our widgets and hope you take pleasure in them as a lot as now we have.