New functional and fun features
The new SwitchBuddy update brings a couple of useful additions to the core experience: motion-enabled shortcuts and easy sticker creation.
As SwitchBuddy grew in complexity, it has become easy to navigate deep into the app, which sometimes means surface-level features stop being accessible unless navigating all the way back.
Not anymore! The new “Shake Shortcuts” menu is available anywhere in the app. All it takes is a little shake with the device to trigger the shortcuts overlay; this overlay always displays no matter what is opened in the app.
The menu offers these shortcuts:
- Transfer - launches the screenshots transfer flow
- Games Search
- Friend Code - shows the Nintendo Friend Code as a QR code
iMessage stickers creation
Thanks to Live Text improvements in iOS 17, users can now easily create their own shortcuts from any image opened in the in-app gallery. These might be user’s screenshots, game screenshots, or artwork. The sticker creation should work for any image that has a distinct subject or subjects.
After opening a suitable image, users can hold a finger on the subject and select the “Add Sticker” option. This opens the system stickers menu and allows the user to select from the available sticker effects.