The inPulse was originally a BlackBerry peripheral, but now, it’s a fully programmable device Bluetooth wrist computer. It’s manufacturer Allerta released an SDK few week back, which lets the 52Mhz ARM7 processor and 8Kb of RAM within display whatever you’d like on the 1.3-inch, 96 x 128 pixel screen, yours for $149.
inPulse can connect wirelessly to all kinds of host devices: computers, laptops, and smartphones. It plays best with Android, Blackberry, Mac, Windows and Linux. It’s a two way connection, so inPulse can send packets back to the host based on user interaction. The team has created a number of sample apps to get your started, including source code, tutorials and binaries to load on your watch including a simulator.
The watch-side code is written in C, calling high level graphics, communication, and device APIs. The PC-side examples are written in Python. The sample Android and Blackberry apps are written in Java.
You can load a standard firmware image on your watch and use it purely as an alerting device. It can be used out of the box by Blackberry users and Android users. Get started with the Blackberry Quickstart or the Android guide. It appears that when it comes to iOS, the team has implemented some examples in the SDK although the problem lies with not being able to do *real* background apps like it is possible on Blackberry and Android. Of course, jailbroken iPhone is a another story.
More at getinpulse.com
Posted on: 27/02/2011
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