Push API now available for Tizen OS

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Overview

Samsung Gear wearable devices will now be able to receive Push messaging directly from the server. This may not be much of an announcement but did you know push notifications may reduce battery consumption over other applications keeping its own connection to its remote application server?

What is Push messaging?

Tizen will support the Push API to its Tizen OS mobile and wearable devices. The Push API allows your application to receive push notifications from a push server. The Read the rest

Adding circular page indicators to your app

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Circular page indicator example
Overview

This tutorial will show you how to implement circular page indicators in your Tizen wearable web app like shown above. These are the dots seen at the top of the screen in the app launcher and while scrolling between notifications. They indicate which page you are currently on within a group of pages.

Set up your project

Page indicators require the Tizen Web UI framework TAU (Tizen Advanced UI) to function.

Create a new TAU Basic wearable project, or Read the rest

Gear App Beta Testing

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Overview

Before officially releasing your Gear App to the Samsung Galaxy Apps store, you can release a beta version for testing. This post will show you how to set up beta testing for your Gear App, and how to participate as a beta tester.

There are 4 things you need to ensure to have a successfully set up beta test:

  • The Beta tester’s email address that is registered for testing must be the same email they use for Galaxy Apps.
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Integrating HERE Maps into your Tizen wearable app (Part 1)

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Overview

This is Part 1 of a tutorial that details how HERE Maps can be implemented in your Tizen wearable application.

See HERE Maps Javascript API 3.0 for reference as well as additional examples in the API explorer.

Load the Maps API code libraries

In order to use the HERE Maps API for Javascript, we must first load the required code libraries or modules.  The implementation of our application requires three modules: core, service, and places. Read the rest

Tizen Quick Start Tutorial

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Overview

This tutorial will get you started with Tizen IDE, from installing the SDK to running an application on your device.  The sections are outlined below.

  • 1. Install Java Development Kit 7 or later
  • 2. Install Tizen SDK
  • 3. Update Tizen SDK using Tizen Update Manager
  • 4. Creating a new project / Import resources into your project
  • 5. Connect your device to your PC
  • 6. Register your certificate
  • 7. Running an application on your device
Install Java Development Kit (JDK)
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Tizen Application Development Resources

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Want to get started developing applications on the Tizen platform? Below you’ll find a collection of resources to jump start your development efforts.

Environment Setup

Install Tizen SDK and extensions (link)

 

Create an author certificate locally to run your app on an emulator, or create official certificates from a vendor’s certificate center (link)

Design

An overview of the basic Tizen design principles (link)

 

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Gear Application Development Resources

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Want to get started developing Gear applications on the Tizen platform?  Below you’ll find a collection of resources to help.

Environment Setup

Install Tizen SDK and Tizen Extension SDK: Tizen SDK Install Guide

 

Apps need to be signed by the developer before they can be installed on a test device or uploaded to the App Store: Certificate Guide

Design

An overview of the basic Tizen design principles: Essentials of Tizen UX Design

 

Comprehensive design guide for the Gear:  Read the rest

Architectural differences between wearable platforms

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Overview

Apps developed in Android Wear, Tizen, and watchOS can be either standalone or companion type.  Standalone apps run on the device itself while companion apps primarily run on the phone and the watch displays the UI.  Those that require data can fetch it over Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connection, or cellular in the case of the Samsung Gear S/S2 and LG Urbane 2nd Edition LTE.

Aside from availability of third party applications, the main difference between platforms is in their abilities Read the rest