Key Details of GlanceFace Android

  • This is the companion app for the GlanceFace watchface.
  • Last updated on October 25, 2019
  • There have been 6 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)


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GlanceFace Android 0/2

Developer's Description

This is the companion app for the GlanceFace watchface.

This is the companion app for the GlanceFace watchface.

Yahoo Weather provider does not work anymore, Yahoo EOLed the weather api.

Use DarkSky instead.

After you start the app, choose your device from the settings menu.

If you change something in the settings, you have to wait for at least 5mins for it to appear on the watch. This is a limitation by Garmin.

App does not start automatically after reboot. This is intentional for now, you have to start it manually.

If the watchface on the watch is updated, you may need to do one of the followings:

- Disconnect and then reconnect your watch, or

- Choose None in settings->Garmin device, then choose your device again

This is because the app only sends changed data to the watch (since the last send) and only sends everything after the first connect.

KNOWN BUGS:

- A change on the phone reaches the Watch after only 10mins. Unfortunately I cannot do anything about this, Garmin is working on a fix. (see here: https://forums.garmin.com/forum/developers/connect-iq/connect-iq-bug-reports/1274768-transmit-in-backgroundservice-only-happens-in-every-other-cases)

- Last message status always: FAILURE_DURING_TRANSFER. This is also a Garmin bug, and they are working on a fix (see here: https://forums.garmin.com/forum/developers/connect-iq/connect-iq-bug-reports/158068-). A somewhat workaround for this is rebooting your phone and starting the app again.

For the DarkSky weather provider, you have to register an account on darksky.net and copy your secret key from here: darksky.net/dev/account to the settings->Developer API key

Permissions:

- android.permission.INTERNET

Weather updates are download from the internet.

- android.permission.READ_SMS

Needed for unread sms count

- android.permission.READ_CALL_LOG

Needed for missed calls count

- android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION

Needed for weather updates and sunrise/sunset time calculation

- android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS

- com.google.android.gm.permission.READ_CONTENT_PROVIDER

Needed for unread gmail counts

- com.android.vending.CHECK_LICENSE

Needed for checking playstore license

- android.permission.READ_CALENDAR

Needed to check for upcoming calendar events



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