Showing posts from September, 2015

Sms grocery list

Widget with grocery list created by your received messages Why? Many times I faced the problem when someone has sent me a message with a list, what to buy on a way back home. My first thought was to create an invisible app that reads incoming messages and puts their content into Google Keep messages and also shows it in a widget. After some googling I found out that Google Keep doesn't support API for the 3rd parties. So I decided to create an app with this feature. What did I do? Application contains a receiver that allows to read all new messages. After the message is received it searches for a key words in the message. You can set up a multiple keywords to look for in a message. Another option is to set up a reminder. Reminder shows notification at the specific time in a day where at least one message was received. You can find this under the settings in a side menu of the application. Second part of the application is a widget. Widget shows you the list of all the rec

Sony Smart Watch development

Creating app for Sony Smart Watches Intro In the next few lines we will talk about Sony Smart Watches first model . Currently, there is the third edition of Sony Smart Watches out. Recently I had an opportunity to try some development for this Smart Watches. I bought 2 Smart Watches at a local flea market (for 3 EUR each:). They were without an adapter and a wrist strap. Because Sony only created a proprietary cable I had to make one by myself. I used some old USB cables and follow this link . If you will ever face the same problem, don't bother to create a cable with all 4 pins. You only need two pins for charging (the first is VCC, and the last is ground - from left to right). Setup AFAIK there is no common android SDK for watches. Each company has its own SDK package. To run some official apps, you need to install " Smart Connect " in the first place that allows you to pair watches with your device. Now you can install apps from Google Play Store. Note that non