Yeah, I get the drawbacks of press-and-hold.
One feature request I’ve mentioned elsewhere: “route lock” - the ability to flip a switch to make turns (including U-turns) impossible once a route was selected. This accomplishes the same thing, avoiding accidental turns off route and would negate the need for press and hold.
The Bell button does not appear on my Companion App (latest version/Android 10) and seems that is missing from some iOS configurations too. Could you please resolve this as part of this review?
Note: Zwift actually exhorts me to ring the bell as there is an encouraging message during the load screen process.
On Windows systems, one of the F keys (F8, maybe) is mapped to the bell.
Yeah - but it doesn’t appear to be on the Companion App. At least not for me and some others,
I think I’ve made my wishes clear (delete all the noisemaking buttons, and several others) and the upvotes (hundreds?) on the original post suggested general consensus.
The Companion app should be lean and mean, much like the glass cockpit in a modern aircraft.
If ZHQ in their wisdom want to keep the noise functions, I’d suggest burying them as a text command that invokes them (#BELL #HAMMER #TOAST #NICE) with a 2 minute cool-down between uses to stop the noise spam.
Please, Zwift, just let the noise-making functions die. They might have been “cute and playful” c.Jarvis Island - now they’re just obnoxious and make the game demonstrably worse for the majority of users.
Yes, this would be a great improvement. I never use the Toast/Elbow/etc, but I scroll looking for the very useful camera view and snapshot buttons all the time. Not the easiest thing to do when you’re panting away on a bike.
I’m looking for the elbow all the time when I have taken my turn and want some rotation at the front
Looks like a button clean-up is coming soon (along with some new buttons).
Hopefully the Ride On button wil be a real Ride On in stead of current shouting
Hopefully the bell will be available from the Companion App.
Why do you need that when you can just tap on your arrow to give multiple riders actual ride-ons … and actually works in events now rather than just free rides?
I do not need it because I use the CA (companion App).
But a lot of riders do not use the CA and keep on hitting the Ride On Button thinking they give a ride on. Meanwhile you can get mad at some moments when you have the sounds on.
This is an accessibility feature that according to Web Consortium Accessibility Guidelines, labeling buttons so screen readers announce the button’s purpose is a development standard. This is a really easy piece of code to add. Presently the Companion app is at roughly 1/3 of the buttons possess a label, indicating that some effort to do this has been completed, but due to lack of oversight has not been implemented throughout the app. Apple describes this process within their developer’s guides for iOS apps.