I am adding to my app a way so that customers can restart their system.
Now, the question I've got is:
What's the best way to design or even create an interface for a restart?
If I think of what surrounds me, the first thing I can think of is a PC:
When you reboot your PC, everything shuts down and you don't really have an interface.
This however is a bit different if compared to what I need.
I need to be able to restart something from an app. The app is not restarting, but the system that controls is.
At the moment, I have a simple confirmation button with a countdown timer (counts down from 5minutes, and then it's says that it's done).
Again, this is cause some issues:
1 - 5 minutes it's an assumption. It is not 100% sure after 5 mninutes the system is restarted and properly back online, I am just guess it is.
2 - On devices, if the app is minified the countdown stops (this is more a development issue, anyway)
So, what's the best way to tell users I am rebooting their system and that it can be offline for 2-5 minutes?
thanks for any suggestion