WatchKit & AndroidWear

Colin Holgate colinholgate at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 08:41:11 EDT 2015


I have built an app that uses accelerometer from LC7 to Google Glass, and it worked ok. That doesn’t mean that watch specific features (e.g., heart rate) will work without new functions in LiveCode.


> On Mar 16, 2015, at 8:03 AM, Roger Eller <roger.e.eller at sealedair.com> wrote:
> 
> Does it have to use the LC 7 engine?  Why not use what fits, LC 6?  Like I
> said, my early watch accepts LC apps built with 6, but a modern Android
> Wear watch has a more strict definition of what is allowed.  OTOH, if
> Raspberry Pi handles LC 7, a smart watch should - based on hardware specs
> alone.
> On Mar 15, 2015 11:50 PM, "Monte Goulding" <monte at sweattechnologies.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> Looks like that will be much simpler to implement because it's a full app
>> that's installed on the watch. Still I think there will be issues with app
>> size because of the size of the LC 7 engine.
>> 
>> 
>> On 16 Mar 2015, at 12:07 pm, Roger Eller <roger.e.eller at sealedair.com>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> If it's not feasible for WatchKit, then how about the Android Wear API?
>>> On Mar 15, 2015 8:08 PM, "Monte Goulding" <monte at sweattechnologies.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On 16 Mar 2015, at 9:10 am, Roger Eller <roger.e.eller at sealedair.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> I look forward to hearing from Runtime Revolution on their plans of
>>>> support
>>>>> for these new devices.
>>>> 
>>>> I hadn't looked at it until you're post prompted me... It doesn't look
>>>> like it would be all that easy for LiveCode to support WatchKit as only
>> UI
>>>> resources are installed on the watch and the code runs on the phone. It
>>>> would be feasible for them to come up with a way to script the extension
>>>> but you would still need to do storyboards in Xcode and using the full
>>>> engine for scripting a watch extension will bloat your app and given LC
>> 7
>>>> is already much heavier it's probably better avoided. On the up side it
>>>> doesn't look like there's anything stopping you building a watch app in
>>>> Xcode then including it in your LC app.
>>>> 
>>>> Cheers
>>>> 
>>>> Monte
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