Today I’m proud to introduce to the world my newest iOS app, it’s called Hidgets, and it’s for displaying your health information on widgets.
It’s probably not new to you as an iPhone user that iOS14 brings, amongst other features, the widgets for your home screen.
Since iOS launched, many people that I know and also read on Reddit and Twitter that it would be cool to have some of the health related data collected by the Health app as widgets on our home screens. So I just went ahead and grabbed the bull by the horns (that’s SwiftUI), and fought myself into my newest and freshest release since the release of DuetCam last year.
Funny enough, DuetCam was also released at the launch of iOS 13 and explored a recently added feature into the operating system that enabled the use of multiple cameras at the same time, which is basically what Hidgets is doing now for iOS 14, adding health to the widget’s family.
Development started only 3 weeks ago, when I first read about the idea online, and after some friends asked me naturally: “remind me again how I can add the Health widget on my home screen”, which triggered me to reply: “you can’t, hold my beer”. Codename: HealthMe. My first SwiftUI project.
For now, you can add widgets related to your mobility, steps counter, your heart, heart beat, your body measurement, body mass and your sleep chicly, time in bed.
You can also customise them to look the way you love them the most, with a lot of information or very minimal, with colours or monochromatic. More configurations and styles coming soon.
The plan is now to add more widgets as we go, expand their information, utility and also provide data in ways you couldn’t see before. The plan is to enjoy the ride, provide quality applications and learn from it as much as I can.
Hidgets is available on the App Store as of today. Let me know if you have any suggestions or questions in general about the app.
Happy “widgetting” everyone!