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
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.
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!
We'd like to share with you a blog post written by our friends at KimonoLabs. Their service allows you to build a JSON API from any website. In this guest- post, they show you how to create a stocker tracker watchapp in less than 10 minutes! This was originally posted here (http://blog.kimonolabs.com/).
Updated Apr 23rd: "COMING SOON" bug is fixed.
Updated May 14th: We will now make most updates available right away. Your update will be available to both iOS and Android users at the same time if your JS app was previously approved. Newly submitted apps still have to wait for the next version of the iOS app to be made available and will be marked "coming soon".
If you are new to Pebble development you are probably wondering: What does Pebble source code look like? How do I compile an app? How do I install it on my Pebble? These are all excellent questions and the answer takes less than 5 minutes to demonstrate! And we hope you will be following along on your computer!
We believe JSHint can really increase the quality of your code and we will probably enforce JSHint correct-ness for all the apps on the appstore very soon. In this post we show you how to setup jshint and integrate it in your Pebble development process.
One of the most useful additions to the Pebble SDK in the 2.0 beta release is the introduction of PebbleKit JS and the ability to use a webview on your phone to configure your watch app. Since we've been seeing a good number of questions on this new feature, we figured we'd talk about it a little more.
(2014 09: This article was updated to add links for SDK 2.0 users and add the resource identifier of the fonts as suggested by Timothy Gray in the comments.)
Just like any modern platform, typography is a very important element of Pebble user interface. As Designers and Developers, you have the choice to use one of Pebble system fonts or to embed your own.
Pebble system fonts were chosen for their readability and excellent quality on Pebble black & white display, it's a good idea to know them well before choosing to embed your own.
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