Category: Mobile

GGDEVCON: Sense for Glass

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Glass presents an unique opportunity to examine the environment around the wearer in real time. Environmental Sensors are rapidly evolving in size power, and portability to the point where they are essentially wearable and always on. There are several sensors already on the market that can provide real-time streaming of temperature, humidity, atmospheric gas, spectra, etc. This class will provide and in-depth review of best practices and design patterns for integrating sensors with Glass. Also presented is a live demonstration of several sensor technologies as part of this session. All source code presented during this class will be available at: https://github.com/gitizenme/Sense.

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Glass and Environmental Sensors

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I’ll be speaking at GGDevCon on the topic of integrating Glass with Environmental Sensors.

Conference Overview

GGDevCon is an independent, two-day developer conference about Google Glass. This intensive technical conference for developers, software engineers and architects will train you how to master the Google Glass Development Kit and create outstanding Glassware. Learn about Live Cards, UI design and more. Get practical answers, roll up your sleeves, and learn how to program the wearable platform that is powering the next generation of wearable technology Oct. 27-28, 2014, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Session Overview

Glass and Environmental Sensors

In this class, the integration of environmental sensors and Google Glass will be presented. Glass presents an unique opportunity to examine the environment around the wearer in real time. Environmental Sensors are rapidly evolving in size power, and portability to the point where they are essentially wearable and always on. There are several sensors already on the market that can provide real-time streaming of temperature, humidity, atmospheric gas, spectra, etc. This class will provide and in-depth review of best practices and design patterns for integrating sensors with Glass. Also presented is a live demonstration of several sensor technologies as part of this session. All source code presented during this class will be available via public GitHub repository.

 

 

Sensordrone for Glass

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Sensordrone for Glass Sensordrone for Glass

Here are a couple Glass vignettes for a functional first cut at the integration. A huge shoutout to TheMastorBaron for the Glass-IntentTunnel project.

The key aspects to the project are :

  • Glass-IntentTunnel – awesome library to tunnel Android Intents over Bluetooth
  • Hacked version of Sensordrone Control – Bluetooth connectivity, data collection and IntentTunnel integration
  • GlassSensor Glassware – Live Card Glassware app that communicates with Android app via Glass-IntentTunnel

Source code in the GitHub Repo.

Project Information Page

“Glass is a trademark of Google Inc.”

Pebble Snap v1.4

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Watch App Close Up

Download or update the new v1.4 iOS App: DownloadOnTheAppStore

Download the new Pebble Watch App v1.4

Pro-tip:

If you are having trouble connection the iOS app to the Watch App. Check the camera icon, if it’s RED then tap it to connect to your Pebble. It should turn GREEN when properly connected.

New in this version:

  • Live preview of iOS device camera in the Pebble Watch App
    • Click on the Live Preview Button Live Preview Button to turn on/off

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Pebble Snap v1.3

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Watch App Close Up

What’s New in Version 1.3.0

Download the new Pebble Watch App v1.3

Pro-tip: If you are having trouble connection the iOS app to the Watch App. Check the camera icon, if it’s RED then tap it to connect to your Pebble. It should turn GREEN when properly connected.

Pebble Snap Help
Pebble Snap Help

o iOS7 Support
o No vibrate mode for watch app – controlled via iOS app settings

DownloadOnTheAppStore

Pebble Snap Readme

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Known Issues

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There is a know limitation on iOS that limits phone to watch communication to the foreground application (more details here). If your device is running httpebble then you will have to stop httpebble in order for Pebble Snap to connect to your Pebble Watch.  Pebble Snap will automatically disconnect when switching away to another app and reconnect when opened again. To manually disconnect press the camera icon in the iOS app and it will turn red when disconnected. If the Pebble Snap watch app is open on the Pebble watch it will display and vibrate on connect/disconnect.

iOS 7

iOS 7 is not fully supported. A new version of Pebble Snap will be released after iOS 7 is released to the public by Apple.

As reported by a Pebble Snap user on iOS 7:

1) Install app,
2) Using Safari on your iOS device install watch face
3) CLOSE OUT THE APP completely (double press home button, swipe it closed)
4) Reboot the app

Voila, taking pictures now works smooth as butter on ios 7. The issue seems to be that once you launch the app, and then install the watch face, the app does not attempt to reset a connection to the pebble.