Apple Watch Robot Control

 
#1

Not sure how many of you have seen this, but we added Apple Watch support to the EZ-Builder iOS app! For the longest time, no one knew what an Apple Watch was good for Smile outside of interrupting your productive with Facebook and twitter notifications about who had lunch. Needless to say, it's made the watch quite useful and fun - but it's still way too expensive!

#2

This is almost enough to get me to switch from Android to iPhone. If you build an AndroidWear version I'll definitely get an AndroidWear watch, which is something I previously had no interest in. If you don't, I'll need to Jumpstart my code learning plans (and add Java so I can write Android apps).

Should actually be easy enough to write an app that talks to the EZ-Builder web server or telnet server without the need to have something running on a phone (my plan would be for driving a bot with an embedded computer)

Brilliant stuff, as usual.

Alan

#3

Ah, so the Apple Watch is good for something other than monitoring your fitness. Really nice addition to EZ-Builder and iOS. Pretty cool. I can just see @nomad ordering his watch now. Winky

#4

Steve G

hehe not for now.just had some repair on my destop.

#5

yeah - they're too expensive. Realistically, it makes more sense to use your phone rather than the wrist. It's a novelty to say the least Grin But, cool that we did it!

#6

Can we have a tutorial please for the watch?

#7

There is no tutorial necessary

1) Load EZ-Builder Mobile on your iOS device.

2) Load the robot project and connect to the robot.

3) Load EZ-Builder on the Apple Watch.

4) Use directional buttons on watch to make robot move. For example, the Right Arrow Button moves the robot RIGHT. The Left arrow button moves the robot Left. and so on..

#8

Cheers DJ just got it working as you described I needed to add step 2) load the robot project

#9

Awesome Smile

Did you just get the watch? If so, it's not an actual stand-alone device. The apple watch is an extension to your iOS device. It's actually useless without being connected to a phone or tablet.

In this case, the apple watch is a movement controller for the EZ-Builder mobile app. Think of it as a remote control for the EZ-Builder mobile app.

The next version of the apple watch app will let you customize the buttons - much like how the current UI works.

#10

I sometimes use the Watch on its own to play music through Bluetooth in the car or Bluetooth headphones as the watch has its own storage and playlist. I already had an IPhone 6 plus but love answering calls on the Watch as Tim Cook said I've wanted to do that since I was 5!

Also I use Apple Pay from the Watch all the time

Customised buttons will be a great addition

Thanks Smile

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