Category Archives: Wearables

Foqus – A Mental Health and Mindful Meditation App

Foqus is an app I released two years ago (July, 2014) for the Samsung Gear 2 which went on to become a finalist in the Samsung 2014 Gear App Challenge. Good to see Apple also catering to the mental health … Continue reading

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Samsung Gear S2! Many things done right!

image: Samsung developers And so Samsung has now released the Gear S2 – their new smartwatch which I talked about a while ago. While I haven’t gotten my hands on one yet, I strongly believe many things have been done … Continue reading

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Comparison of SmartWatches and Sensors with 3rd Party Developer Access

Recently, I have been working with wearables and it has been exciting to watch the rapid pace of innovation with these devices – especially the impressive set of sensors that are built into them. Companies tend to provide limited or … Continue reading

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Getting Started with Streaming Data from a Microsoft Band to Your Android App

  This post covers the steps needed to start streaming data from a Microsoft Band to your android app. There are numerous applications for this – including using this data as an input source as well as building nice use … Continue reading

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Samsung to Release a New Gear Device – Right About Time!!

Image : Samsung Developers Two likely things – a circular watch interface, and more sensors. Today I got an email from Samsung hinting at an all new innovative gear device they are about to release. I was invited to join … Continue reading

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And some of my work is featured on the Wall Street Journal

Yay!! Some of my work on wearables has been featured on the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) ! I am very much humbled and thankful for the opportunity. Ofcourse, these are simple apps, but are actually the beginning of some more … Continue reading

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Getting Heart Rate Data for your Samsung Gear 2 Apps [Sample Code]

Photo credit : firstpost In recent versions of the tizen wearable sdk (1.0.0b3), a few important features (mainly about sensors) have been added to the Gear SDK. – In the Motion API: GPS type has been added for retrieving user … Continue reading

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The Samsung Galaxy Gear S – Compared with the Gear 2

Samsung is at the LEADING THE EDGE OF INNOVATION ON WEARABLES … especially with smartwatches. In addition to the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo which was released barely a few months ago in April, Samsung has just released the all … Continue reading

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Gear 2 Developer Tips : Keep Screen On, Seller Office Issues

A few tips to solve issues encountered whilst developing gear 2 apps and submitting them to the app store. Some of them are due to the new changes to the samsung app seller office.

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Gear 2 – How to Bring your App to ForeGround and Autolaunch.

Many times you may be working on an app that needs to show some notifications to users as activities occur – even when a different app is on the foreground. E.g an app that reminds you to take your meds … Continue reading

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