Rebble Community Update 1
A cordial hello, and welcome, to our inaugural Rebble Community Update! Herein lies a casual compendium of recent activity within the community. If you’d like to add something, send us a tweet, or better still, submit a pull request!
Not even two full weeks have passed since Pebble announced their closure, and already the community has made massive strides across all targets! Documentation has flourished, with over 100 total commits to the wiki. Scratch-built iOS and Android apps are underway, and the official iOS app has been successfully duped into loading the Rebble Store. Speaking of the Rebble Store, the front end has been largely completed, while efforts to marry it to back end functionality are underway. And apps themselves are free to roam thanks to MPUless firmware, while the firmware team also attacks from the other direction with scratch-built firmware and custom FreeRTOS capable of drawing to the Pebble Time’s display. Details and links to more information for these projects and more are included below.
- @Jos635 explored and documented a number of Pebble APIs
- @XDjackieXD documented STM32 pin assignments and Pebble Time screen/FPGA communication
- @ginge and @jwise documented firmware disassembly with IDA
- @jwise documented firmware flashing from the CLI via pebble REPL
- @sGerli, @Zetaphor, and a team of web all-stars created a demo appstore UI and began implementing the Vue.js framework in order to allow integration with ongoing back-end development
- @afourney documented the inner workings of the Pebble appstore and successfully coaxed the stock iOS app into loading the Rebble appstore via bootstrap URI override
- @jwise blazed a trail for further exploration with his MPUless Pebble firmware
got tantalizingly close to the checkerboard by drawing to the Pebble Time display via FPGA in his FreeRTOS portbreaking: successfully flashed a checkerboard on Pebble Time!!!
- @jwise wrote some extremely tiny firmware
- @misato successfully paired Pebble devices with her native iOS app
- @qichuan’s native Android app is able to consume Pebble API JSON
News and Miscellany
- @mvaneijgen created a Rebble mascot
- /u/PotatoFi can’t stop making Pebble icons
- @mileskjeller sorted us out with copious Trello boards
- @orviwan shared Fitbit’s commitment to the Pebble community
- @patcat wrote a fantastic piece about what happened with Pebble and what will happen to its developer community