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Default Create Open Galaxy Gear Manager

Ist there some Team/Developer working on an OpenSource alternative to the official Samsung Galaxy Gear Manager? I am the programmer behind OpenFetch (https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ccos.openfetch) which was just a test to get the HTC Fetch working with any BLE/Android 4.3 enabled Smartphone.

This gave me so much experience with BLE profiles, characteristics and co. so I am searching for some more devs helping me coding an OpenGearManager.

So who is with me?

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Sounds like a great idea hope you get more devs on board
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Nope, no work on a OpenSource replacement is going on atm, not in the public anyway.

Iwe done some custom Gear apps for the null_ rom but if Im capable of helping out with this, I dont know.
Im sure @fOmey (author of null_) can help out with lots of info for the project.
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I love the idea !


Pushing notifications to the gear using a open program would be awesome for end users.

Have you checked out M2D ? It would be a great start if you could get the source.



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How about an iPhone (Cydia) app that would push notifications to the Gear?
 
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This is the best idea yet. Because of the fact that I'm an idiot I would love to be able to push apps and make other changes via the gear manager. I would think this would open the door for other idiots like myself to get this watch. I am running null 16 but had someone else load it for me. would love to go 22 but don't know how plus I heard you lose settings in touchwiz...a reinvented gear manager would fix this right?
 
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I would like to help, but do not have the time right now. Could it be possible to reverse engineer the proprietary protocols so we can use the apps created for the gear with the open version of gear manager?
 
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I have been looking into this. But there is alot thats way over my head. But i would say its not possible. Not for now anyhow. But anything is possible i guess.




 
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I have been looking into this. But there is alot thats way over my head. But i would say its not possible. Not for now anyhow. But anything is possible i guess.
I wouldn't go as far as saying its impossible...


If you have experience in bluetooth communication between devices & JSON requests it may not be as hard as you may think.

It would be a bit of a difficult project tho !




Lets forget about JSON requests for a minute and listen to my theory:

Half of it is done with M2D manager by pacosal, the bluetooth connectivity part anyway... if someone was to code a notification listener for the host phone, we could push the M2D intents to the gear.. simple enough right ?


We then code a listener for the gear to listen for M2D intents, when one of the "notification intents" is received we fire the following intent to show a custom notification.

For a example put this command in adb shell:

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am start -a android.intent.action.VIEW -n com.samsung.notifications/com.samsung.notifications.NotificationAlertActivity -e title Test

This would give basic notification functionality, its not that difficult to code and it would work across all android devices.



If I was confident enough to code in JAVA, I would take on the project myself although with a lack of time to learn and other ongoing projects it makes it hard... in saying that tho I am more than happy to help anyone who is game to make a start !


One of the gear users created a third party app to send notifications to the gear: ATN

If only he released the source, it would be excellent to get an idea how things work.



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I'm all up for that iPhone cydia app! I really want a gear but don't like samsung phones. I'd pay for the app too, if you list it for a price, I'd pay up to $15-$20 for it


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