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Purr Programming Shirt Part 3 – Changing Colors Based On Twitter Notifications

In the previous installment of this blog series, we talked about setting up a service to talk to the MetaWear board. In the app, we flash and change the colors of the LEDs on the t-shirt by sending broadcast intents

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Purr Programming Shirt Part 2 — Communicating with the MetaWear

In Part 1 of this series, we talked about the hardware for our Purr Programming t-shirt and how we connected all of the components. Now let’s talk about the Android app that controls the shirt’s LEDs. Our app has the

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Interacting with the Android lifecycle in a Cordova Plugin

Anyone who’s attended one of my talks during the past year, knows that I love Mbientlab’s MetaWear boards. They’re great for prototyping wearables that offer rich APIs for Android and iOS. That said, when you’re prototyping a device, you may

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Creating a Pedometer Using MetaWear and Android

Six months ago we started to play with a really cool wearable prototyping board called MetaWear from Mbientlab. If you haven’t heard of them you can read about the platform over here. ┬áThe idea behind them is that they are

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Allowing For More Signature Flexibility In The Ruby Passbook Gem

Passbook is a often under utilized feature of IOS. For those who haven’t used it, Passbook is a app that comes with all phones running IOS 6 and above. Passes can be mailed, shared, retrieved from a website or delivered

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WearScript, Google Glass, and Keynote Speaker Notes

I’ve been a Glass explorer since December of 2013. If you’ve seen me around since then, you’d know that I’m usually wearing my Glass when I’m out and about. Some of its preinstalled apps, such as the one for navigation,

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