What if car manufacturers would provide us applications to view information of our vehicles on our smartwatches? Wouldn't it be nice? Since there are a lot of apps for smartphones, it should be possible to adapt those functionalities to wearable platforms (e.g. Android Wearable). So I decided to develop such an app. What I needed: A smartwatch (Moto360) An ELM 327 WiFi adapter (to read data directly from a car) - or another OBD-2 adapter A smartphone (OnePlus One - Android 4.4) Information about the OBD-2 protocol - Click here to see all standard PIDs Ahh and don't forget: A car But first…

Do you ever wanted to control your TV with your SmartWatch? Directly after I received a Moto360 watch, I exactly thought about this. Well, to be honest, it was not my first thought. I was just looking for an idea to implement and therefore to get in touch and to learn the new ANDROID wearable SDK. Since I already developed a remote control app for my ANDROID SmartPhone, it would be a great idea to extend this application by a connection layer between my Moto360 and the TV. So the basic approach behind this is very simple: After reading through (probably) the entire references,…

Since I got really bored with the officially TV remote control app of GRUNDIG TV (smart inter@ctive), I decided to develop a simple new app, which provide all features GRUNDIG has promised, but not delivered yet. Also, I'm sorely disapointed about the support team of GRUNDIG, who either didn't respond to my questions or didn't answered fully and seriously... But back to the actually topic: First, let's take a look at the existing officially GRUNDIG TV app for ANDROID to see which parts we can adapt. On the first screenshot (1) you can see a list of all available channels. But, there…