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Feb 20 17

iOS Companion app for Garmin Connect IQ dialing apps

by eir
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Here’s an iOS companion app for few of my dialing apps for Garmin Connect IQ watches.

A brief demonstration:

Dialing Hub for Garmin Connect IQ

Feb 18 17

Pebble Speed Dial app for iOS

by eir
Speed Dial (Standalone)

Announcing the iOS companion app for my Pebble SpeedDial app. Until now, only Android Pebble users were able to make use of this tiny, but effective, Pebble app.

One might ask “why develop for Pebble, isn’t Pebble an obsolete device?” Well, Pebble watches are not produced any more, but there are quite a bit that are still in use. Pebble does not offer support for them, but I don’t expect them to simply fall apart. They will last for a little while more, for sure. I’ve seen reports claiming that once Pebble company is no more, the watch would have no functions due to some “gone servers”. That’s rubbish.

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Enjoy your Pebble, now with this Speed Dialing for iOS.
Speed Dial is available on the Pebble appstore SpeedDial Pebble

Feb 2 17

Eir Fast Dialer for iPhone

by eir
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I got myself an iPhone recently, in order to do some smart-watch related development. But, I stumbled upon the same issue as I did when I got my first Android phone – the useless dialer. My approach was the same, as with the Android phone – after not finding in the App Store something that suits my needs, I created my own :-) Since the Fast Dialer app already exists for Android, the main logic was already there, I just needed to translated it into Objective C, which turned out to be not such a difficult task.

The end product has the same main functionality as the Android app: search using two languages keyboards at the same time, with one significant addition: one can choose a first language different than English / Latin based. That means that you can set your two language combination to be Russian – Hebrew, for example. Quite nice.

The search by numbers and search with wildcard modes are also available.

Other than that, the app theming is much alike the Android app, with initial choice of only 3 themes, but with more to come if there is interest.

There are some iOS limitations that significantly affect the app:
1. The access to the call log is prohibited, for security reasons. This beats me, its ridiculous. Some app can have access to the list of contacts, and the internet at the same time, enabling the leaking of personal information, but an app that has no internet access, is not allowed to access the call log? Makes no sense.
Anyway, the lack of the recent call list is not trivial, so my Eir Fast Dialer app cannot fully replace the default Dialer app. Pity.

2. There is no sorting of contacts based on the frequency of calls. I guess this is relation to the first point. It also shows how much more advanced system Android is in comparison to iOS.

Anyway, the app is already my default dialer app, try it out yourselves:

Eir Fast Dialer

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Jun 29 16

Древний Патерик

by eir
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Это знаменитый Алфавитный патерик (Изречения Отцов, Апофтегмата Патрум или Геронтикон, или наконец просто Патерик), но изложенный не по персоналиям, а тематически. Одна из центральных книг Церкви, вобравшая в себя опыт величайших подвижников. Никая другая книга (кроме Библии) не переписывалась христианами так часто как Патерик. Это собрания крайне простых, лаконичных слов.
300-titleДоступный всем, Патерик напоминает самые основы христианской этики – написанный огнём Духа, Патерик содержит величайшие Его откровения. Древний Патерик – по сути ряд коротеньких историй или высказываний Отцов Пустыни. Интересно, что эти Отцы – почти все копты (коренные жители Египта), часто просто безграмотные – однако именно к ним стремились попасть лучшие представител античной интеллигенции. Хаушер, исследователь восточнохристиаснкой духовности писал о значании Патерика: “если изучаете историю духовности или духовной жизни Церкви, увидете, что что каждый раз, когда в Церкви наступает духовное возрождение, отцы пустыни становятся заново актуальными, либо вследствии этого возрождения, либо как его причина, или и то, и другое одновременно”.

Сделано в сотрудничестве с: Аzbyka.ru

Приложение бесплатно, скачайте его:

Древний Патерик для Android

Древний Патерик для iPhone

Древний Патерик для Windows Phone

Apr 5 16

Fuzzy Watchfaces for Android Wear

by eir
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My first Android Wear app, or Watchface bundle, to be precise. I’ve been told that other kind-of fuzzy watchfaces do exist for Android Wear, but they’re not as beautiful as this app ;-)

Check it out!
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Get the app from the Google Play store:
Get the app from Google Play!

Mar 5 16

The coolest app for Sony SmartWatch, yet

by eir
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Presenting to you the coolest, yet, app for Sony’s SmartWatch devices (1 and 2, SmartWatch 3 is running Android Wear, thus it is not supported). Installing the Android Wear app, however, might improve this app’s functionality.

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The app enables you to reply to messages from many different sources

  • E-mail
  • Text messages (SMS)
  • Skype
  • Viber
  • Whatsapp
  • Messenger (Facebook)
  • Telegram
  • Hangouts

and more!

You can reply by either selecting from a set of predefined messages, or type the message on your watch, using the advanced T9 keyboard with spelling suggestions, available for a number of languages:

  • English
  • Russian
  • Italian
  • German
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Greek
  • Serbian
  • Croatian
  • Slovenian

Get the app from the Google Play store:
Get the app from Google Play!

Feb 23 16

Full dialer for Garmin Connect IQ

by eir
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Finally, the full, advanced dialer for Garmin Connect IQ devices. Only the full touch screen devices are supported: currently that is only Epix and the newly announced Vivoactive HR. The old Vivoactive’s screen is not full touch, it registers only 9 touch areas.

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The full and detailed description can be read in the Garmin Connect IQ app store: https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/b6f1ee3e-7663-4177-b1ae-8ce641631684

An Android companion app is required: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eir.garmin.dialer

Feb 20 16

Call and SMS Log for Garmin Connect IQ

by eir
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The second way, next to speed dialing, to quickly call a number from the smart watch is definitely the call log. Here’s the app for Garmin Connect IQ devices. It works nicely with both touch screens and physical keys.

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The app on the Garmin Connect IQ Store: https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/4187fab3-36d2-4fe0-ab60-4858424c5cbf

An Android companion app is required: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eir.garmin.log

Feb 17 16

Speed dial for Garmin Connect IQ

by eir
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The first thing I want on any of my smart watches is the ability to quickly make a call. What better way than old-school speed dialing.

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The app on the Garmin Connect IQ Store: https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/ebb8b616-52cb-4a32-aee3-aaa95eeffb8d

An Android companion app is required: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eir.garmin.speeddial

Dec 18 15

Speed dial for Sony SmartBand Talk SWR30

by eir
Speed Dial (Standalone)

The classic app that enables quick dialing of predefined 9 contacts is now available for the Sony SmartBand Talk SWR30. The contacts are selected in the app preferences on the phone, and on the band itself UP and DOWN buttons are used for scrolling through the list and the call is made by a TAP on the screen.

Enjoy!

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Get the app from the Google Play store:
Get the app from Google Play!