Android wear: use cases

One of the most frequent questions people ask about my LG G-Watch is something like: "And how do you use it? I can't imagine I could need something like this" Here we are. Obvious Time & Date Calendar Weather Obvious things everybody knows smart watch can do. Right watchface You…

Ubuntu: native apps and improvements

The new 15.10 with beta unit8 support is almost out there, real support is promised in next LTS 16.04. I've been using Ubuntu since five years and like it more and more. Like all linux distributions, Ubuntu seems to be not so polished like for instance OSX, but…

Kivy recipe: google play services

Let's assume you have configured google play services as described in last post and you have created google play services project in your google play developer console. Now I'll show how you can use other google play services. Client Clone client from this repo. It's just a sketch, not a…

Kivy recipe: google analytics, play services and bug reporting

Once I have submitted my in google play, I was really happy about how stable my app is. Look, this is ANR/crashes report from developers dashboard: Cool ha? Two crashes within 6 months. Haha, how naive... The thing is, that if some exception happens in python, android app will…

Kivy recipe: selenium-like tests

I always wanted to have auto tests in kivy, and I made it work. I have 40 tests for kognitivo so far, and it looks pretty cool! TL;DR: check out this repo, install dependencies and run with ./test.sh, enjoy. Threading? The first idea was to run kivy in…

Kivy recipe: service customization

Default android service started with kivy is a foreground service, so that's why it will have an icon in tray. But! You have no possibility to change specify any parameters for that, so here is how you can customize this icon (based on http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5528288/how-do-i-update-the-notification-text-for-a-foreground-service-in-android). Note…