Even larger alert thumbnails

maybe-later

#1

the thumbnails for alerts really help in wading through false positives (bugs flying near camera etc) . The more larger the thumbnail , the easier is would be to assess & ignore these unneeded videos.

I would presume the storage needed to hold a single frame of video of twice the dimensions would be reasonably small, especially compared to the 12 seconds of video itself.

There would be an aditional benefit for Wyze, as users would avoid downloading alert videos which didnt actually interest them, so the load on their system would be lower. thanks


#3

This seems fundamental and not hard to do. There isn’t really anything from a technical side that would prevent it.


#4

The larger image may be available. What I do when I have multiple new events to review is find the time of the last event I reviewed, swipe the Events page down to refresh it and then go to the next event I haven’t reviewed. When I do, the thumbnail image of what triggered the event is temporarily displayed in either full portrait or landscape (full screen) size. If it is an obvious flying bug, I swipe to the next event.

I know that doesn’t resolve all your issues, but it is usually quick to flip through them.


#5

are you using iOS, as the android app doesn’t do a refresh of alert thumbnails when you swipe down.

it only refreshes with a swipe down, in the preview for the live cam footage links ( screen is titled ‘products’)


#6

Yes iOS, but I didn’t say swiping down did a refresh of thumbnails, but of the Events list. Once you have an up to date list, you can see (at least on iOS) full size images, landscape or portrait, used for the thumbnail seconds before the video actually loads and if it’s an obvious insect, move on to the next event. A) it’s a workaround, B) it indicates the full size image may already be on the phone.

I agree, the images are very small and having one of the smallest iPhones, mine are extremely small. Which is why I use my workaround. Also, you should vote for your own Roadmap request.


#7

thanks OverWatch, on android there is no large thumnail preview.

from your description i suspect that the thumbnails are already in HD format, download in HD format and then , after a tiny delay to resize(noticeable on ios only), get displayed in the app as small thumbnails so that more can fit onscreen.

this is even more reason for this feature to be added.