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Pebble Time  - 
 
Playing around with the Watchface Generator v3 Preview 1. Unfortunately this doesn't look good at all in black & white for OG Pebble. I'll have to generate another for that. I reduced the color palette so I didn't have to use dithering. I also messed-up a little and didn't offset the time to right slightly to accomodate for two digit hours. (offset is now fixed along with black & white version) Link: http://bit.ly/1Ka8jia
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I re-worked it to use dithering so it would work on PT/PTS and OG Pebbles. New link because I'm not smart enough to figure-out how to do new releases. http://bit.ly/1Ka8jia
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Any update on the iOS version?
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Yes! 
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Just created a custom watchface for my Pebble Watch using the Watchface Generator. Only took about five minutes to create. Wish I could make animated dancing chickens when I flick my wrist.

Published: https://apps.getpebble.com/applications/554c7588f54ec95e37000001
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excellent! loaded it on my watch.
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Been working on assignment for the New York Times, one of the shoots was for a reader favorite feature called ‘What You Get’ which compares properties of similar price tags. How about it folks? Would you rather live in Hawaii, Oklahoma or Maryland?…
Been working on assignment for the New York Times, one of the shoots was for a reader favorite feature called 'What You Get' which compares properties of similar price tags. How about it folks? Wou...
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Pebble Developers  - 
 
I'm wondering if there will be a revamped App Store for Pebble. The current store and development platform doesn't seem to be set-up for developers to charge for apps though they can charge for auxiliary services and companion smartphone apps. I like free apps as much as the next person but there needs to be compensation for the hard work developers do.

Related to this is the elephant in the room that I haven't seen addressed via the app store. Copyright. Once Pebble Time comes out a watchface app like the Mickey Mouse watch will be much more usable as it's difficult to read time on it now in black and white. But Disney is rabid about enforcing their intellectual property rights.

Do you folks think creating a full-fledged payment model app store open up Pebble to litigation? I believe that's one of the reasons the Apple App Stores are so locked-down and apps are vetted.
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Pro devs won't target Pebble as long as money won't be big. And even if the apps/watchfaces will only be $1, I don't see many willing to give that much for this kind of content. Devs should continue to get revenue through the regular companion apps and add the Pebble extension for free. I don't think this is the right time to clutter the Pebble store with payment. There are other, more important issues to be addressed right now. 
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Pebble Time  - 
 
Anyone know if the new Pebble Time will have the same sized screen as the current Pebble? I already have a hard enough time seeing tiny lettering on the current screen so I wouldn't want it to be smaller.
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Actually none of those things factored into why I wondered if it was smaller. It was because I didn't see any dimensions or notes about the size. The company also didn't have a side-by-side photo with the original.
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I think Pebble should form some partnerships with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile to sell their watches in their stores. Yeah it's not a cellphone but it may spur sales of the watch and for folks to move from a dumb to smartphone if they can have someone demonstrate the capabilities without spending crazy Apple Watch prices. Maybe even put the cellphone companies logo on the watchband. That way the company get the brand identity and folks could always buy a plain watchband, which they can also buy in the cellphone store, if they don't like the logo.
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Last time I went to the at&t store and Verizon store they didn't sell any watches.
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Pebble Time  - 
 
A friend of mine just dropped his Apple Sport Watch 32.5 inches (he said he measured after) from his bathroom sink onto the tile floor. The watch face shattered. The quote from Apple is $256.89 to repair. Ouch!

I bring this up not so much to bash Apple, okay maybe a little, but has anyone had a problem with their Pebble Steel or is anyone concerned about their PT/PTS?

I ordered a skin for the bezel of my PT and it already arrived in the mail and I plan to use that before my Bepple cover arrives. I decided I wanted maximum clarity for the screen so I'm not going to put a screen protector on it since it's Gorilla glass and should be fairly scratch resistant unlike my OG Pebble.

https://instagram.com/p/2r-3DbLx7I/
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Update: I added the link to his Instagram photo of the damage and he also has good news. His Chase credit card has automatic loss/damage benefit up to $10K so they're going to fix/replace his Apple Watch Sport.

I'm really wanting to not have to put a screen protector on my PT for maximum clarity, I almost went for the PT/PTS combo due to the screen bonding to the top glass. I have a protector on my OG Pebble since I bought it used, it has some faint scratches on the face which disappear with the skin on and I like to cook so I'm always afraid of something like hot cooking oil flying onto the plastic watchface.
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Pebble Apps  - 
 
I hate to rain on this KickStarter project's parade but can't someone create this app for a Pebble Watch? It'll push the limit of the battery and maybe the vibrator. http://bit.ly/1bwiP7v
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I think the biggest thing would be able to get the first beat with a longer or stronger vibe. Time signatures would be especially helpful for those drummers that just can't seem to get the hang of 7/4, as in Money by Pink Floyd. I have to keep yelling "the 8 is the 1!" to the guitarist.

But... if you want to get REALLY crazy...

What if your phone played a click track, your bluetooth earpiece just gave the cues, and the Pebble just provided the beats without an actual annoying click sound? Oh, baby...
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Gawd, this community is dead. Too bad. Is there a better forum area for Teradek?
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Hey Baron, I would check out our Facebook page. Much more discussion over there. www.facebook.com/teradek
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FYI: Canon just did a big price drop on their refurbished consumer camcorders. Unfortunately I ordered an HF-R50 a week ago, still waiting for it to arrive, when it was $40 more than it is today. The bargain looks like the R500 which is the same camera but without memory. With SD cards being so cheap these days it looks like a really good deal.

I had used a Canon HF-R50, I bought from Costco, to do some live streaming tests via a Teradek VidiU Mini and it worked well except the audio output for that particular camera was faulty and they ran out of stock which is why I bought the refurb.

The G20 is a good deal too and is the standard camera used in the TWiT studios in Petaluma.
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#hiwx #hi247live test at Honolii Surf Park. High surf advisory in effect for E facing shores. Testing the Canon HF-R50 camcorder and VidiU Mini via Verizon Lte. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZCFQmwEXF0
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I've been working on a few projects using InstaMorph and created a very simple Pebble watch holder/charging hook. It's sized to hold onto the buckle so I can hang the watch next to my bed at night while it charges. The V-slot on the hook allows it to hold the charging cable when not being used. More photos, and info about InstaMorph on my blog here: http://bit.ly/1E1fxmD
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That's some pretty neat stuff.
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  • Hawaii 24/7
    Founder, Publisher, Visual Journalist, 2008 - present
    We are a hyperlocal news site covering Hawai‘i Island and news of interest to our community.
  • Nā Leo ʻO Hawaiʻi Community Television
    Former General Manger, 2013 - 2014
    We run cable channels 53, 54, 55 for the community, government and education. Nā Leo ʻO Hawaiʻi welcomes folks to become one of our producers.
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