Tag Archives: IOS

Pebble: E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android

As some of you may already know I tend to listen to Podcasts on the way to and from work (40 mins e/w) when I heard about this new watch. Pebble: E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Andriod. Pebble looks to be huge, currently as a Kickstarter project here the goal was to reach $100,000 but is currently (at time of writing) upto a whopping $8,944,369 with nearly 60,000 backers !

So what is this watch ? Well basically its a smart watch which contains an ARM CPU internally, runs for approx 7 days on a full charge and contains an E-Ink display, like the ones you find on a Kindle reader and connects to either your iPhone or Andriod smartphone via Bluetooth. Not only do these watches look stunning but the ability to customise them and deliver new content via an iPhone app or SDK is what I found really attractive. So if you want to get this years hottest new IOS/Android gadget – you better pledge.

The project is to run for another 11 days after which the watch will be fully funded and will no doubt be going into production. it is expected backers will receive their watch(es) at about September this year. So what are you waiting for, get your Pebble pledges in now before the clock stops ticking ! (sorry couldn’t help myself).

 

iPhone 5 or IOS5 ?

So, October 4th seems to be the date in mind for Apple to officially announce to the world the very long awaited iphone5.

However, looking at the iOS 5 betas it would seem we are close to seeing a GM so I would not be surprised if Apple combine both the iOS and iPhone announcement at the same event.

Well, my upgrade is due in November so by the time Apple announce and then start shipping – O2 will hopefully have got their act together in time for my upgrade 🙂

I guess I will just have to wait like everyone else.

Appsterdam Weekend

Just as the dust settles on WWDC here is another venue looking to attract a number of Apple Developers. So if you fancy a weekend in Amsterdam with like-minded party people look no further, a site with the low down on the event can be found here

T-Shirts for the event are €20 if you pick them up at the party. If you need them shipped to you, it’s an additional €5 in the Netherlands, €10 international. More information can be found here