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Is there any way of typing Android specific keys on the Twiddler3? By Android specific keys, I'm referring to volume up/down, menu, home, and the camera key. I checked out the Twiddler Tuner but don't know how I'd refer to one of these Android specific keys.
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Thanks +Tony Havelka​!
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A question for designers: how do you specify dimensions and colors in your designs so developers know what to use?
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Design specs, redlines. E.g. https://www.behance.net/gallery/15957441/Design-Spec-Redlines

Also, keeping dimensions to grids like 8, 16, 32, etc., makes it a lot easier to determine by eye. 
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Does anyone know how to make a notification on wear that doesn't have a content title? Just like in the timer and stopwatch cards. 
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If you want to do your own custom layouts beyond the basic notifications, you will need to develop your own application that runs on the wearable itself, using the Wear SDK.
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I have an app that uses Analytics v4 and Proguard. The crash reports in Analytics v4 indicate the obfuscated class name of the root exception but do not contain its package name. Without the package name, you can't deobfuscate the class name, so you end up not knowing where the hell the exception occurred. FFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUU

Analytics v4 is very poorly documented, but I was able to figure out a solution, which I discuss in this blog post.
This post shows you how to override the default exception handler of Analytics v4 to report the package name of the root cause. This additional information is of particular importance for apps that use Proguard in addition to Analytics v4.
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Using adb with Glass can be uncomfortable because of the USB cable dangling from the side of your face. Fortunately, you can configure adb to run over WiFi in three simple steps. 
Adb is a tool required to sideload glassware and develop with the GDK. When using adb, the USB cable that connects your computer to Glass can be rather uncomfortable because it dangles from the side of your head. Fortunately, you can run adb over WiFi and rid yourself of the USB cable with three simple adb commands.
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Thank you very much his it's a life and time saver
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This Photoshop template is a great starting point for designing UIs for Google Glass. It'll help you make your designs consistent with the design guidelines, which is especially important with Glass. 
Keeping your glassware's UI consistent with the rest of the system is essential. This template provides a starting point for designing glassware with Photoshop following the design guidelines, including typography, color, and layout.
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When making watch faces, you should scale your resources to the dimensions of the watch you're using. In doing so, can you assume a watch is a square or a circle, or should you also handle rectangular shapes?
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I'm planning on submitting an app to MyGlass but apparently I need a privacy policy. What is the best way of getting a privacy policy? Can I write it myself, perhaps based on a template? Should I get a lawyer to approve it? All advice appreciated.
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Just tell them you plan not to be evil with the data!
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Am I just being pedantic or does anyone agree that you should extend BaseAdapter instead of ArrayAdapter if you make a custom ListView?
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I think even if you are adapting an array, this is the correct way to go because of the weird code duplication with custom layouts, among other things.

You shouldn't use ArrayAdapter for anything except the most basic use cases with a single string of content
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This tutorial shows your glassware can use menus and voice recognition for input with the GDK. The example code lets you add and remove items to and from a grocery list glassware.
The two primary input methods of Glass are the options menu and voice recognition. We'll use these features to let the user add and remove items to a grocery list.
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Finally upgraded my mock locations app to production. It lets you intercept your device's GPS and set it to any point or route you want. Designing a UI to create routes that you can later playback was challenging. I ended up with a "polygon tool" that lets you create routes be defining vertices in a path.

What do you think of the design? 
•Control of your device's GPS and set it to any point or route in the world...
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Please read the community guidelines, if you want feedback you need to share screenshots of your app.
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Following the design guidelines for Glass is essential because your cards should look like they belong in the timeline. This template for Photoshop is a great starting point for your designs and gives you several elements to help you make typography, color, and layout according to the guidelines. 
Keeping your glassware's UI consistent with the rest of the system is essential. This template provides a starting point for designing glassware with Photoshop following the design guidelines, including typography, color, and layout.
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