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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 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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How to Test Apps Using the Samsung Remote Testing Lab

To facilitate testing of apps, Samsung has developed the Remote Testing Lab (RTL) facility in several regions (Poland, UK, US, INDIA, RUSSIA) . These labs contain real devices which allows developers upload and test their apps to ascertain behavior across … 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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Tizen Wearable API Documentation Version 1.0 and New Features too!

Up until now, there hasn’t been a documentation  of the Tizen Wearable OS platform which runs on gear 2 devices. Samsung has just released a Programming Guide (which is hardly matured yet) , but definitely provides more information. The Samsung developer team … 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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Gear 2 – How to Send Infra-red IR (String) Data using the irBlaster Sensor

The irblaster included in the Gear 2 is definitely an innovative component especially for hobbyists and developers. Several Arduino projects have excitedly explored projects that let them build custom remote controllers for electronic devices that have infra red receivers such … Continue reading

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