A Wristed Development
Another newsletter detailing our new releases for the Pebble firmware, Android and iOS apps is reproduced here for your blog reading pleasure. In addition, we also have some exciting news about the Pebble appstore!
There was so much to pack into the last newsletter, we had to make a blog post about it!
Can you believe it's already been a month since the developer retreat? This blog post is long overdue but it was waiting for some very important content so that I could share some highlights from the retreat! I asked the retreat attendees what their favorite presentations/parts of the retreat were and I think these represent some of the best. If you don't agree, then tell me in the comments!
Check out the full developer retreat recap broken down day by day in the community section of our new developer website! We're still working on a video montage of the robotics competition so that should be on the website soon! For even more detail on what this awesome group of 100 developers from around the world got up to check out our full schedule.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
The old adage applies just as well to your Pebble apps! One of the most common requests when we attend hackathons is "How do I transfer an image from the Internet to my Pebble app?".
Today we introduce a new example that demonstrates downloading a PNG file from the Internet and loading it on Pebble. We will also cover how to prepare your images so that they take as little memory as possible and load quickly on Pebble.
The code is available in our pebble-examples github account. Continue reading for more details!
As part of our commitment to the open source community, Pebble is releasing its recent modifications to the FreeRTOS project. Pebble has made a few minor changes to FreeRTOS to enable Background Workers for PebbleOS 2.6 as well as to make Pebble easier to monitor and debug.
The changes are available as a tarball.
Below is a changelog of the modifications since the last time we released our fork of the FreeRTOS code back in May.
Today we released SDK 2.6.1, which includes support for background workers. This enables great activity tracking apps like Misfit and Jawbone's Up to keep counting in the background — and you can use them too! Head over to our background worker guide and read through the API documentation to find out how.
We have also added APIs for direct access to the framebuffer, and to retrieve information on the watch, including its color and firmware version.
Browse through the release notes for full details.
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