Pebble Projects

The Ultimate Doge Watch

I was one of the many people that backed the first version of the Pebble Smartwatch on Kickstarter. The Pebble was one of the first smartwatches like the ones we know now. Pebble has embraced an open source development platform, and it was very easy to create custom watchfaces and applications.

Another bit of background, I was very interested in Bitcoin mining back in early 2014. I was specifically interested in a smaller coin type called Dogecoin. If you want to know more about Dogecoin, you can find some info here. Nonetheless, I was interested in watching the price and blockchain for Dogecoin. I also happened to have a smartwatch, so I wanted to write an application to watch the APIs that would provide the wanted information. So I took a similar watchface that I had found on github, and I had modified it to check the servers that I wanted. This gave me experience in working with REST style APIs. I had also used JSON to retrieve the data from the APIs, and I had used javascript to take the information and display it on the watchface. I have since stopped working on the project as I am no longer mining dogecoin and I have lost interest in maintaining the project. If you want to take a look at the code, you can find it here.

Metro Transit

I have been working on a new Pebble application that tracks the Metro Transit Greenline train to provide the arrival times of the next two trains. I shall fill this in with a better description when I get the opportunity.