#PM Challenge - ExtraTime

  1. obarzanka
    Donut Feb 5, 2019

    obarzanka , Feb 5, 2019 :
    Who are the users?
    Any Oxygen OS user who needs to occasionally keep their phone screen on for more than the default time in their screen settings. For example, when cooking, keeping a recipe accessible, or when reading an article that needs careful attention, or when casting photos to a TV screen.

    What is the proposed function?
    An ExtraTime tile in the quick settings, which you can configure to keep the screen awake temporarily for an extra 5, 10, or 30 minutes. Tap it once for 5 minutes, twice for 10, 3 times for 30 and long press for off.

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    What is the user value?
    There's a serious frustration that arises when your hands are wet with dough, and the next stage of your pasta recipe has just disappeared because your default screen on time is 30 seconds. ExtraTime proposes to make it easier to continue using your phone's functionality for a temporarily extended period with just a few clicks.

    If there are existing comparable functions in the smartphone industry, how is your proposed feature superior?
    There are apps and widgets you can download that perform a similar function but if it were inbuilt into the OS, the benefits are innumerable. Security, updates, compatibility - these are some of the things that require the developer to be around and still interested in their pet project. If ExtraTime was part of Oxygen, the user can feel confident about using the function and never losing it.

  2. CASyHD
    Eclair Feb 5, 2019

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  3. Peybro
    Gingerbread Feb 6, 2019

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  4. Venky61
    Jelly Bean Feb 6, 2019

    Venky61 , Feb 6, 2019 :
    There used to be an option called "Caffeine" in custom roms, when you click the tile, the screen never goes to sleep until it deselect it. I like that feature... very useful.

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  5. obarzanka
    Donut Feb 6, 2019

    obarzanka , Feb 6, 2019 :
    that's sort of the point - apps get neglected over time, aren't updated, other developers have to pick up the slack if the original abandons project... you're at the mercy of goodwill of the developer. if it's inbuilt into the system, you don't have to worry about it!

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  6. Avental
    Donut Feb 6, 2019

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