I write this with knowledge Iíve learned from John@PPE and Weston@PPE but with some lingering questions. Iíve been working some time on a fairly aggressive skin with a lot on information. Iíve been attempting to refine it to improve the overall refresh rate when in uses. Iíll point out that Iíve tested with the latest iPhone and iPad so this is not outdated tech. In addition, I own the Kiwi 3 (BLE) and Kiwi 2 Wifi. Iíve also organized my skin with all static elements on one layer, elements that update over 60 seconds on another and the fast stuff on another layer, so three in all. Before I get to my main question, Iíd like to state that I wish the SkinXL software refresh rate actually reported useful information, but Iíll be honest, it doesnít seem to help much. I wish I could add a refresh element to the skin during testing on the iPhone.
So to my point, Iíve been playing with an area on my skin where Iíve stack several objects that I can cycle its State. Iím trying to find a way to lessen the load on the PID data being collected. In an attempt to find the best option I need to better understand some of the functionality.
Dashboard Object Settings
CycleState Ė When a state in my visible it seem data should not be collected. For Graphs it seems data is still collecting.
HideObject, ShowObject and ToggleObjectVisibility seem to all have the same function. The check or uncheck Objects Visible. Yet when unchecked, data is still collecting. This also leads me to think that itís a bad Idea to have a skin and simple uncheck visible if you no longer use the object, itís better to delete and hope you donít change your mind.
Feature Request Ė I had a bright idea to use the SetObjectPid to insure I was minimizing data collection, only to find out I couldnít use it, because a unique Object Id is required so I could reuse the same object and simply changes its PID. My next attempt will be to use multiple object with ExecuteMultipleObjectAction to set State, Hide/Show, and SetObjectPid to a real value and also try setting to others to nothing.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated. FYI, just so you know, I travel 200+ days a year and this has been a fun hobby during my boring hotel nights. Thanks PPE for a great app.