These are chat archives for abranson/rockpool

2nd
Oct 2016
Andrew Branson
@abranson
Oct 02 2016 20:02
Sounds like a good plan to me.
We'll just have to see what happens with the new models. Bluez is currently being updated to 5, and I think BT LE support will come in with that, but I can't see it happening on the Jolla 1. The kernel's just too old.
But if we get it working on the Jolla C, then it'll be ready for any possible hack attempts by spartans.
Andrew Branson
@abranson
Oct 02 2016 20:08
I'm going to see if I can get that Situations plugin going too. That was a great idea. Get it to launch a watchface or watchapp in certain contexts.
ruff
@rufferson
Oct 02 2016 20:09
plugin? So it's not an app?
Or it's companion?
ruff
@rufferson
Oct 02 2016 20:18
as for le - they cannot abandon bt3+ - modern phones do support 4.1+ but there're plenty of devices without real LE support.
Andrew Branson
@abranson
Oct 02 2016 21:36
Situations has downloadable 'features'. It would suit one of those well.
BT LE only
was confirmed by Catharine
will find a link. shocking.
ruff
@rufferson
Oct 02 2016 21:37
LE only wouldn't work on any of my android devices
Andrew Branson
@abranson
Oct 02 2016 21:38
I think they're all iphone users there. more used to buying a new phone every year.
ruff
@rufferson
Oct 02 2016 21:38
worth "warning" disclaimer, otherwise could face certain volume of returns
can't see why iphone user purchasing new iphone every year would buy pebble instead of apple watches
so good for me kickstarter didn't accept my payment
I think they're going to get a lot of returns. Katherine was quite bullish, claiming that only old phones didn't support it. Some people just don't understand that you don't have to throw so
something away just because it's old ;)
ruff
@rufferson
Oct 02 2016 21:47
yep, tech world mostly got stuck now, all devices are the same as 5 years ago, a bit slimer, a bit more powerful, a bit higher res - but otherwise still the same.
I mean from hardware components perspective. of course there are new devices and new software but it's just about new solutions using the same hardware, not something ultimately new. RRAM/SRAM might be a game changer, but so far all the same tech