For the last couple of days, I’ve been hacking on something shiny for pebble.
Being able to control music on my phone is cool, but I often listen to music on my laptop while wandering around the house, and I wanted to be able to control that too. Enter choon.
If you want to use it, you totally can, but right now it’s a pain to setup. I’ll do my best to explain how though.
First of all, install the pebble app. It uses httpebble, so bear in mind that you’ll need to httpebble app for your phone, and if you already have an app that uses it, it will clobber it due to the uuid collision.
Then, you’ll need to install the desktop app. Which is currently only for OSX, but the protocol is dead simple so if you want a hand writing one for win32 or linux reach out to me. If I get bored enough I’ll write one sooner or later anyway. You’ll need to get the bluetooth address of your pebble (Settings -> About -> BT address) and save it without the colons in your home directory as
Currently, Choon assumes you’re using iTunes. Again, I’m more than happy to write bindings for other players, but I need to know what you’re using.
Start everything, and press the middle button on your pebble with choon active. There’s no ui, but you should hear music within a few seconds. If the watch vibrates there was an error transmitting the message, try again in a few seconds.
Feel free to file issues on any of those repos if you run into issues.