Today’s update to “Daily Steps” includes a Notification Center Widget that makes it faster, easier and better to view your step count at a glance. When creating this I wanted something which didn’t take away from the experience of the app, but something which assisted me in achieving the main goal of the app: enabling users to view their step counts as quickly and as easily as possible.

 

I feel as though the widget is small enough so as it doesn’t create a distraction in Notification Center, yet its presence is known which makes it easier than ever for people to view.

 

As is common with these kind of apps, Daily Steps uses data from the M7/M8 coprocessor meaning it will only function properly on an iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

 

The Daily Steps widget in iOS 8

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