On Android Wear

It’s been a couple of months with my Samsung Gear Live, and I have to say I’m liking it. I’m a rather big fan of the fact that they tap into the native notification APIs, allowing rich notifications on the device, with the phone-side app not needing to do anything special. This allows any Android app to be immediately compatable with the Android Wear.

One of the first things I did was write an Android Wear Interface for my Kerbal Data Output KSP plugin. It was rather fun to do and allowed me to learn the ins and outs of Android Wear’s systems. Largely it’s the same as coding for Android. This is a good thing, in my opinion, because it means I can code in a type-safe language that is also somewhat familiar to me. I feel that they did a good job on the watch <-> phone synchronisation of data, for the APIs they provide.

Anyway, this ended up a bit longer than I anticipated, so I’ll end the ramblings here.

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