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A Minor Change and we're through the App Store Review

So I finally made some progress after my rant last time and I’ve finally released the latest version of Count The Days Left to the App Store.

What I changed

The “problem” was that the watch complication was deemed too similar to the battery complication. This was because it’s using the CLKComplicationTemplateCircularSmallRingText template that is one of the few - and pretty restricted - template options available to a developer

Here’s a screenshot from my watch, with the battery complication in the center and the “problem” Count The Days Left one on the right:

Watch screenshot

I decided to make the most minimal change possible - simply change the style of the progress ring from Closed to Open

If you look closely, you can see the massive difference this made below:

Watch screenshot

I think this is actually a better choice, as the very small “open” gap at the bottom of the circle matches the main UI.

Anyway after a worrying delay of 3-4 days while the app was “In Review”, the change was accepted and version 2.0.2 has FINALLY been released!

Moral of the story is …

Never underestimate how crazy the app approval process can be!

N.B. This blog post has now moved to https://writingontablets.com