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Galaxy Gear App

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by gicho, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. gicho

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    I saw today that there is now a Samsung Galaxy Gear app for the BMW I3 - BMW i3 and the Samsung Galaxy Gear . Given that members have already reverse engineered the Model S REST api, it doesn't seem like it would be too hard to write one for the Model S as well. So I spent last few hours hacking away. At this point it is purely a quick and non-functional mockup which was side-loaded on to the Gear but I am hoping I can turn it into a fully functional app over time.

    Here is a picture of the app so far. Any other Android developers interested in collaborating, especially anyone with Galaxy Gear experience? They haven't released the official API to the public yet so that will most likely be the biggest hurdle getting a functional app.
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  2. AnOutsider

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    That would actually be pretty awesome. Shame Samsung didn't open the watch up to all platforms. How's the coding done? Java like android?
     
  3. gicho

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    Galaxy gear actually runs android but unless you have access to the API, you don't get internet access. From my understanding, the Gear uses low power bluetooth to communicate via the phone.
     
  4. JerryNycom

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    Very cool....Cant wait till its functional....
     
  5. gicho

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    #5 gicho, Jan 9, 2014
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    Making some progress




     
  6. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    that's pretty nifty..
    innocent question: why use a watch when you could use the smartphone?
     
  7. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Quicker access in many cases.
     
  8. JerryNycom

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    And its krazy kool!
     
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    These types of apps will make watches functional again... more than just jewelry.
     
  10. gicho

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    I now have the basic functionality working. It can now connect to the car and get the charge info, control the horns, door, and lights, but I still need to do a some more work on displaying various statuses and updating the car image with proper color and features. I will try to post an updated video later today. However, to make it work, I had jailbreak the Gear and load up a non-OEM rom image null_ / SAMSUNG GALAXY GEAR ROM / OFFICIAL WEBSITE. The good news is that the NULL rom enables the full functionality of the Gear including bluetooth tethering and that opens it up to be used with any phone that supports that feature, including the iphone. The bad news is that you really have to have some technical know-how to get this setup working.
     
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    Safe to assume you plan to make it non-jailbreak ready once they open up the Gear for developers?
     
  12. gicho

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    Definitely.
     
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    #13 gicho, Jan 12, 2014
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    Here is a video showing the latest update and apologies for crappy video quality. PM me for the .apk file if you are adventurous and want to try it out.

    If you listen carefully, you can hear the car honking in the background. :)
     
  14. Asif

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    Just picked up the Galaxy Gear on clearance for $99. Is this app installable yet without a jail break?
     
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    $99 is a great deal.. Where did you get it?
     
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    Canadian equivalent of Radio Shack (The Source) was clearing them out. They sold out, but Best Buy price matched.
     
  17. gicho

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    Unfortunately no. Samsung never released the API for Gear.
     
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    And the new Galaxy Gear 2's are not compatible...
     
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    #19 Soulopoulos, Jul 19, 2014
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    Hi Gicho, it's great what you're doing. Will it also work on the Google G Watch by LG?
    I'm willing to UAT it.
     
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    I have a Pebble watch, and there is an app with the same functionality for controlling your Tesla as this one. The downside is the Pebble is monochrome, and the Gear simply looks way better. Hopefully Samsung can get the battery life to exceed one day in the near future!
     

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