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13th January 2015, 03:28 PM |#1061  
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Has there been any success in the past year with Open LiveView being able to utilise LV plugins ("official" or open-source)?
 
 
2nd February 2015, 11:41 AM |#1062  
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Re-Animate my LiveView
Hi Folks,
A long Time ago i used my LiveView. But it was too crappy and always looses connection. Even solder new Antennas didnīt solved the Problems.
But now I installed the OpenLiveView APK and was wondering how good the LV works.
The connectionīs beeing lost sometimes, but comes back very quick at one Press.
It seems that the Hardware isnīt that bad, but the Software was the real ****. Shame on You Sony!!!!

Conclusion: The LiveView is an usable Smartwatch. It has less features than my loved SW2 , but it ist usable...

One Million Thanks to the father of OLV for that present!!!!!!
16th February 2015, 09:43 PM |#1063  
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due to a request i'm going to release a custom firmware soon that will just allow you to control all the pixels through a serial usb connection. (aswell as reading the inputs from the touch buttons)
for myself i'm going to use it as display on a raspberry pi.

i have no plans on ever finishing the smartwatch like custom firmware since i have not that much spare time and just wait for the arrival of the sony smartwatch 3 in germany.
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20th February 2015, 03:33 PM |#1064  
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due to a request i'm going to release a custom firmware soon that will just allow you to control all the pixels through a serial usb connection. (aswell as reading the inputs from the touch buttons)
for myself i'm going to use it as display on a raspberry pi.

i have no plans on ever finishing the smartwatch like custom firmware since i have not that much spare time and just wait for the arrival of the sony smartwatch 3 in germany.

I acctually wanted to do the same, I just lack the knowledge or the time to aquire it Can you consider realising a guide for it?
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20th February 2015, 05:15 PM |#1065  
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I acctually wanted to do the same, I just lack the knowledge or the time to aquire it Can you consider realising a guide for it?

I'll do the firmware coding on linux and will write a nodejs module to communicate with it cross platform over usb. I might aswell create a simple c library for interaction that can be used on Windows aswell as linux.

I will write down all the requirements and how to configure certain things to get the compiling done by yourself.
I will also provide binaries though.

All in all its not that complicated to extend if you got it running.

If you want to I can also make you a contributor to the resulting github project.

Even further.. Did you got Google hangouts or something else?

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23rd February 2015, 03:31 PM |#1066  
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Whoa, finally something I can use that piece of crap for
I'm looking forward to that "use it as a display over usb" firmware.


In the mean time: I moved the google code project for the app to github since I am actually using github for other projects now. (I am not going to continue developing the app but I will look into pull requests and if possible I will publish the new versions on Google Play. I just don't expect any developer to be interested in continuing this project :P)
https://github.com/rnplus/OpenLiveView
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23rd February 2015, 04:34 PM |#1067  
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Whoa, finally something I can use that piece of crap for
I'm looking forward to that "use it as a display over usb" firmware.

I currently try to find a good way to get the serial interface working on Windows aswell. I guess In the end I'll just emulate a common usb to rs232 device to get windows to think it's just a virtual com port. This way it could even be accessed through putty.
Bad thing: I did not find a good solution yet how I could flash a custom firmware using Windows.

All in all this is not a problem in linux at all. I just want to make it available to Windows users aswell.
Good thoughts appreciated.

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