Fitbit releases SDK, Taskware integrates with Built.io Flow and more — SD Times News Digest: September 27, 2017

Fitbit SDK now available Following the release of the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch, Fitbit has released their software development kit hoping to develop a community of developers and apps for wearers of their fitness-based smartwatches. The SDK is now available as a developer preview and includes the Fitbit OS Developer Beta Firmware and the Fitbit Studio … continue reading

Pebble migrates to Fitbit, Cisco’s plans to end Intercloud Services, and ANTLR 4.6 released—SD Times news digest: Dec. 16, 2016

Pebble has detailed what will happen to its software and services now that it has become a part of the Fitbit family. Fitbit will keep Pebble’s software and services running through 2017. The elements that will remain in service include the Pebble SDK, CloudPebble, Timeline APIs, firmware availability, mobile apps, the developer portal, and the … continue reading

Eyefluence joins Google, report finds smartwatch market decline, and Capriza introduces universal micro apps product—SD Times news digest: Oct. 25, 2016

Eyefluence, a company known for its eye-interaction technology, is joining the Google team. According to a blog post by Michelle Hodgden, marketing manager at Eyefluence, the company has been building advanced eye-interaction technology, and has found ways to interact with augmented and virtual reality displays. With Google, its team can continue to advance eye-interaction technology … continue reading

Pebble OS 4.0’s JavaScript access, Google DeepMind tackles cancer, and SecurityScorecard partners with Columbia University—SD Times news digest: Aug. 31, 2016

The Pebble SDK 4.0 has extended access to its open JavaScript developer platform so developers can easily create new apps. Pebble OS 4.0 was released for Pebble Time, Pebble Time Steel and Pebble Time Round yesterday. While Rocky.js is still in beta, developers can begin creating watch faces in JavaScript using standard web APIs that … continue reading

Developer integrates Android Wear notifications on iOS

Android developer Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh has figured out a way to code iOS notification functionality into Android Wear devices. Using the Apple Notification Center Service (ANCS), the developer (better known in the XDA Android developer community as MohammadAG) pushed iOS notifications to his Moto 360 smartwatch running Android Wear. ANCS is the same technology the Pebble … continue reading

Apple posts record earnings, reveals Apple Watch April release

Apple has announced record earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2015, with revenue of US$74.6 billion and a net profit of $18 billion, or $3.06 per diluted share. Apple’s Q1 profit beat out Russian oil and gas conglomerate Gazprom’s Q1 2011 net profit of $16.24 billion for the highest quarterly profit of all time. … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Deeplink.NYC envisions a more intuitive app experience

Deep links are a way to realize the full potential of user experience and mobile commerce through intuitive app connections. It’s a rapidly developing space, with startups like URX and Deeplink as well as tech giants like Google and Facebook going all in for the future of mobile. In a trendy little event space in … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oct. 30, 2014—Microsoft Band, Facebook’s Osquery and Adobe’s Spindle

The rumors turned out to be true. Microsoft has officially entered the health-tracking wearable market, releasing the Microsoft Band smartwatch and Microsoft Health service. Available cross-platform on Android, iOS and Windows Phone, Microsoft Band and Health can track and provide insights into a user’s heart rate, steps, calorie burning and sleep patterns. Microsoft Health also works with … continue reading

SD Times news digest: October 20, 2014—Microsoft’s fitness smartwatch, IBM plummets and FSF Award nominations

Microsoft will launch a wearable fitness device within weeks Microsoft is in the final stages of launching a cross-platform smartwatch to track a user’s heart rate, according to Forbes. The biggest draw of the wearable device is a battery life of more than two days with regular use, approximately double the battery life of the … continue reading

The 13 weirdest wearables you can strap to your body

New wearable devices flood the market every day, and not all are created equal. While a certain level of weirdness is to be expected when dealing with a smart device strapped, worn or stuck onto your body, some wearables are a bit more bizarre than the rest. We pulled together 13 of the weirdest, wackiest … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 15, 2014—Project Zero and Google’s ‘smart lens’

Microsoft patent filing reveals plans for fitness-focused smartwatch Microsoft’s rumored smartwatch finally has some specs. A recent patent filing for a “Wearable Personal Information System” details sensors, features and other components of the fitness and health-oriented wearable device. The patent diagrams feature icons for running, heart rate and calories. (Related: Microsoft’s designs on an eyewear … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Apple seeks a change for charging batteries

According to The New York Times, Apple is looking to reinvent and improve battery technology for longer life in devices … continue reading

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