A Wristed Development
In the last Tips and Tricks blog post we looked at drawing transparent images on both the Aplite and Basalt platforms.
This time around, we will look at a
wscript modification that can allow you to
build a Pebble project when you have two completely separate sets of C source
files; one set for Aplite, and another for Basalt.
Note: This technique can be applied only to local SDK projects, where access to
wscript is available. This means that it cannot be used in CloudPebble
On Monday, we announced the first winner of the Timeline Challenge: Battery+. Battery+ was created by Eric Phillips, a Pebble developer who many may know for his watch timer, Timer+. Twitter has been abuzz with compliments for Eric, and needless to say, we agree! Battery+ is a useful, beautifully designed app that gathers data to generate intelligent battery life predictions.
Hackathons are packed with tutorials, tech talks, and demos, and it’s simple for important activities to sometimes slip through the cracks. However, thanks to Hackawatch, Pebblers will never miss an event at a hackathon again! Hackawatch is a Pebble application created at LA Hacks that allows hackathon organizers to push pins to hackers’ timelines to notify them about important events.
Pins are a new and intuitive way for your users to interact with your app via the Pebble timeline. In a previous blog post I went through a complete walkthrough on how to get started with timeline. This post will focus on one single part of that process; how to deploy a server with Heroku, run jobs with Scheduler, and how to build APIs that push pins with the Express and pebble-api node modules.
In last week’s timeline blog post, we teased a new competition we’re running. This will be a challenge to see who can create the coolest Pebble applications that are optimized for the Pebble Time: we’re interested in seeing apps that use the timeline interface as well as other awesome watchfaces and Pebble apps in color. Winners can look forward to a Pebble Time, swag, and publicity in the Pebble developer community.
The Timeline Challenge will feature 12 winners, one per week for 12 weeks. We’ll start announcing winners on May 4th, so you have plenty of time to develop and submit your apps before the first deadline! Don’t worry though, you can continue to work on your apps throughout the challenge and submit them after the first round of the challenge, but the early bird gets the first Pebble Times!
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