At the moment HomeWave will put the connection status, setup and settings buttons in the “ears”. This creates a bit more room for the screen title on the toolbar, but I’m not 100% happy with it. Maybe I will put the clock, battery and LTE bars back in the ears once I figure out how to do that… Managing this stuff is pretty easy with autolayout and storyboards, but this is an old app and it still uses the old-school screen management using constraints.
Edit: actually Apple might not approve of having those buttons there. I’ll have to think of something else.
Yes… those “ears” are every bit a design nightmare for app developers as was predicted. And now I am extra happy that HomeWave doesn’t do landscape mode on iPhones