A Wristed Development
This is another in a series of technical articles provided by the members of the Pebble software engineering team. This article describes some recent work done at Pebble to develop a Pebble emulator based on the QEMU project (QEMU, short for Quick EMUlator, is a generic, open source machine emulator and virtualizer).
This is a guest blog post by Arnoud Buzing at Wolfram Research about how to use the power of the Wolfram Cloud in a Pebble watchapp. You can find out more information about the Wolfram Cloud in the links posted throughout the post. Enjoy!
The Wolfram Cloud offers an integrated solution for data storage and knowledge-based computing using the Wolfram Language, a high level programming language. Specifically in this post, I will use so-called 'instant APIs' which allows you to associate an arbitrary Wolfram Language computation with a uniquely generated URL (we call them 'Cloud Objects'). This means that you can use any function from the Wolfram Language (over 5,000 high level functions) and any Wolfram|Alpha functionality (including all data from its underlying Wolfram Knowledgebase) and expose this in your Pebble app.
So let's get started by making a sample app!
It's a brand new year, which for developers and hackers can mean only one thing - a new year of hackathons! Throughout January and beyond, Pebble will be making appearances at various events (large and small) so if you spot an event near you, be sure to come along. We will be giving away Pebble swag and selling refurbished Pebbles for $50, and will also be on hand to answer any questions you have as well as help you create the best hacks on Pebble. We saw some awesome apps and hacks arise from hackathons in 2014, but we think the best is yet to come!
See below for details on the most immediate dates, or the Pebble Developers website Events page for all our plans for future events. If you are organizing a hacking event that we could attend, be sure to get in touch.
Hey Pebble Devs!
It's been a great year for us at Pebble as well as all the awesome community developers that come up with ever more surprising and useful apps for Pebble. We would not be where we are today with over 5000 apps without all the hard work that you guys put into your apps, so thank you!
We look forward to another amazing year with you in 2015, May your hands always be busy!
Alex, Cherie, Chris, Heiko, Katharine, Katherine, Łukasz, Matthew H, Matthew T, Thomas
Just a few days ago, we released beta version 2.3 of our Android Application with support for actionable notifications. If you have not tested it already, enroll in our beta channel and try it out for yourself!
Notifications have always been a key use case for Pebble, and we are excited by this new feature which is going to change the way you look at notifications. With actionable notifications Pebble not only informs you about relevant events, users can now interact with them and choose from actions you as an Android developer attach to them.
When connected to an Android device, Pebble will show all wearable actions, just like any Android Wear device. While supporting wearable notifications is easy we have found that there are still a number of mobile apps who miss the opportunity to extend their reach to the wrist. Don't let your app be one of those!
In this post, we will describe what you can do with actions on wearable devices and how to add them to your Android notifications.
The official Pebble Android and iOS apps have been updated to 2.2 and 2.6 respectively. These updates add support for the French, German and Spanish languages. The Pebble firmware, the mobile apps and the appstore are all translated.
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