@PINE64 now supports BLE notifications!

Release 0.4.0 brings BLE notifications, nice icons, brightness and sysinfo apps and bugfixes!

Here is the changelog :

Any contribution to improve the UI is more than welcome. Next step : OTA!

@JF @PINE64 Would be super cool if Pebble apps worked, but I understand that would be an insane ordeal.

@gudenau @PINE64
I don't know much about Pebble, but I think there was some discussions about it on the chat. From what I can remember, Pebble/Rebble apps might need more RAM than what's available on the Pinetime. But it may be worth to have a look at it!

@JF @gudenau @PINE64
No, it's not, please don't, pebble apps was a nie feature, i still have dozens of them on my pebble, but I forgot when last time I used any of them. Please focus on the core functionality. Like pebble timeline :D

I agree @ruff : PineTime is not a substitute for Pebble. Good job @JF !

@ruff @gudenau @PINE64

Indeed, it's not on the top of my todo list, but we may check that at one time :)

@JF @PINE64 is there an option/future-plan to support geo-location (GPS/GLONASS/etc)? Because that would be awesome

@mvp @PINE64

I agree but... there's no GPS chip in the watch. If there is some kind of geo-location or itinerary functionality, it'll be done via a companion app on a smartphone, for example.

@Unairedspecifics @PINE64

Well it hard to describe brightness... It's quite low but still readable indoor.

@JF @PINE64 well i was motsly thinking about when using it at night wether you'll be blinded or not ^^

@Unairedspecifics @PINE64 Oh I see! I'll tell you that in a couple of hours, when it'll be dark here ;)

@Unairedspecifics @PINE64 oh sorry for this late answer! I personally use a Jlink debugger (the one that is embedded on the NRF52-DK board. It's not that cheap, but it worth it! It's also possible to use a raspberrypi as SWD debugger. STLINKv2 also work but you'll need another debugger to unlock the memory of the pinetime dev kit.

@JF @PINE64 Keep up the amazing work. Crazy to think we can have a full functioning Linux watch in the future.

@braillynn @PINE64 Thank you! But note that this is not Linux, this is a custom firmware based on FreeRTOS. There is not enough CPU power and memory to run a full blown Linux on the Pinetime (and this is why this project is so interesting!)

@JF @PINE64 Thank for clearing that up for me! I'm not familiar with FreeRTOS, would it be something someone who is into privacy, security and FOSS would be into?

@braillynn @PINE64 Yes, of course! My project and many others are open-source, you can read the code if you want, build any project from source or even create your own. For now, it's targeting developpers, but I hope that one day, anyone will be able to flash the OS of his choice and use the watch on a daily basis!

Here is the list of projects in development :

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