A Wristed Development
I am pleased to today announce that version 4.0-rc4 of the
pebble tool is now
available. The key new feature is a new paradigm for dealing with firmware and
SDK versions. This makes it much easier to deal with differing SDK versions, or
to test code on multiple (emulated) firmware versions.
A note: while the tool is now at version 4.0, the SDK, firmware and mobile apps will not be following. Pebble tool versioning is now completely independent of the rest of the Pebble ecosystem.
In October, we gave developers access to the microphone in the Pebble Time via our new Dictation API, and almost instantly we began seeing awesome projects utilising speech input. Voice recognition is an exciting new method of interaction for Pebble and it has created an opportunity for developers to enhance their existing applications, or create highly engaging new applications designed around the spoken word.
Speech-to-text has been integrated with Pebble by using the Recognizer cloud service from Nuance, a leading provider of voice and language solutions.
Starting with Pebble Time Round, we are moving towards communicating with Bluetooth Low-Energy only. This means there are some updates to PebbleKit iOS to support this. Here are the major changes and steps to take to support the new BLE connection.
- Companion apps have dedicated, persistent communication channels
- Start mobile apps from Pebble
- 8K AppMessage buffers
- Swift support
You may have heard about Pebble Time Round, our newest addition to the Pebble family which adds a whole bunch of new possibilities, challenges, and opportunities for our dedicated developers to get creative with.
With a new platform usually comes a new SDK to play with. Well, why wait? All developers can now get their hands on the new SDK 3.6-dp2 or use it on CloudPebble. This is a preview of the first Pebble Time Round-compatible SDK, allowing developers to realize their ideas for new and improved watchapps and watchfaces. Have a favorite classic round watchface that looks cumbersome on a rectangular display? Try it out on this one!
Our first steps down the red brick paved Pearl St in downtown Boulder Colorado set the tone for the weekend. The streets were bustling with activity. Street musicians were setting up their stage. Students and locals alike were just getting started with their Friday evening, funneling into the many restaurants and bars that lined the street. We had a different target, Galvanize-Boulder, the coworking space that was the venue of Pebble's first hardware hackathon, Pebble Rocks Boulder. This would prove to be one of the most successful and worthwhile events we've had the pleasure of attending. Here are 5 ideas on what made Pebble Rocks Boulder great.
This is a guest post by Matt Langlois, developer of the Pebble Meetup app, contributor to pebble.js, and active Pebble developer.
The Time to Code hackathon in Ottawa, Canada on July 11th and 12th was a huge success! We had developers from all over the city come and join us to create their first app. We even had a developer who had never touched code before join us to create his first app ever!
Since we announced the Pebble timeline, getting timeline pins about your favorite TV shows has been a much requested use case. Now, with the 12th and final winner of the timeline challenge, you can! With TV Shows, get timeline pins and notifications from up to 25 shows.
At its core, Pebble is personal and customizable: with thousands of apps and watchfaces to choose from, it's likely that no two Pebblers have the same experience. Now, with the 11th winner of the Pebble Timeline Challenge, you have the opportunity to personalize your Pebble even further: add your beloved pictures, and show off your customized, beautiful watchfaces!
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