Hi, I'm just dropping by to briefly announce an update to my Pebble Watch 4chan browser, Trefoil. At the suggestion of an anon, I added color to the application. I've also made a few small changes beyond that to port the application to "Basalt". The selection of usable colors is limited in PebbleJS, but Trefoil menus and post Cards are now green.
Should I invert the color scheme? I avoided the whole "retro terminal" look by just inverting the colors but I'm curious as to whether the app would look better changing them back. I also tried Cat-V's color scheme but it managed to look worse, especially without black outlines to the selection highlight.
Also, thanks to weird changes to the SDK and PebbleJS there are now problems with the Aplite version of Trefoil, and I apologize for any problems legacy users may encounter in advance.
I made an application for the Pebble Watch (https://www.pebble.com/) that allows you to browse 4chan a while back. People were talking about it a few hours back and I decided to make updates to the application. I said I'd push out the changes by the end of the night, so here we are.
I promise I'm not trolling here, but why does the Pebble's screen look like such pixelated shit?
not OP, but this seems to be the github:
seems like it's written in C, which I find pretty interesting. how common is this among apps for wearable stuff?
i guess i'm confusing the pebble with an android phone or something, but i'd expected java for some reason
Because it actually respects the limitations of wearable technology at the moment. Sure, you can have a higher definition display at that size, but not without a massive amount of battery drainage every day.
On the other hand, Pebble's cheap e-paper display allows the average Pebble to last 7-10 days on no charge, at the cost of looking like something between the Gameboy Color and Advance in terms of graphics.
It's a trade off of style vs. practicality. Though to be fair, my application also looks pretty shit.
Yeah, that's the repository.
Does this app work on the original B/W pebble? I haven't used my Pebble in a while so I'm out of whack with the compatibility between the Color and normal Pebbles.
>I promise I'm not trolling here, but why does the Pebble's screen look like such pixelated shit?
Because it's a low res, 168x144 Sharp Memory LCD. It's either this or eink and eink is more expensive and has atrocious refresh rates.
They kept it the same res for compatibility on the color models.
Used to use my Pebble as a dumbwatch with customizable faces, the battery easily lasts over 1 month with the display always on.
shit, didn't even think about that. thanks
and i'm not insulting your application dude, i promise. it was just a passing thought i had. i think it's a cool idea, and i hope you have fun with it
see ya man, and good night
So no, not at the moment. I'll be releasing a "Legacy" version of Trefoil compiled under an older version of the SDK eventually, failing a response from the Pebble developers on the issue. What's frustrating is that I can't designate one file as a "Basalt" build and the other as an "Aplite" build in the developer portal; the interface only allows one build to be pushed as a "release" per version.