Google demoes Android Wear notifications

By Harish Jonnalagadda on 29 May 2014 09:15 am
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In a Google+ post, Senior Developer Advocate at Google Timothy Jordan highlighted how notifications will be handled on Google's upcoming Android Wear platform.

Basically, any app that serves notifications on your Android smartphone or tablet can be extended to show notifications on a wearable device running Android Wear with minimal effort. Jordan mentioned by adding a few lines of code, devs can "deliver even richer experiences on the wearable by using stacks, pages, and voice replies."

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The notifications are identified by the app icon, which is featured in the top right corner. The notifications themselves seem to take up the lower half of the screen, with Google also demoing a right-to-left swipe gesture that allows you to view longer notifications over multiple screens. If you're interested in knowing how these notifications can be enabled, check out the video below:

What are your thoughts on Android Wear? Are you excited about upcoming smartwatches like the LG G Watch or the Moto 360?

Source: Google+, Via: Engadget

13 comments

chefmorry

Finally, even if it's only a little info, more is being released about AndroidWear.

I really think this system is going to be great for wearables, not because it's by Google, but because it's a system that numerous hardware manufacturers are going to be using. Whether it be the LG watch, the Moto360, or any of the unannounced upcoming watches, they'll most likely be running AndroidWear. As a result, I think we'll see much faster development in terms of apps because developers won't be GEARING to only one watch (look how long it's taking for Samsung to release apps on the gear).

I'm excited and hope we learn more soon.

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letmeupgradeya

I was interested in Pebble but my interest quickly waned. I have to admit that the idea of wearing a smart watch is actually becoming more of a possibility. I need to know how stylish the watch will look in person and how it will feel. I have a sports watch I like to wear when I work out and would like to have this watch as something I wear to work.

MazoMark

I really can't wait to hear more details on Moto 360 and Android Wear. I'm hoping the Lenovo deal doesn't slow down launch plans for Moto 360.

Sure hope we get more info on Android Wear at Google IO.

dpham00

That's pretty cool to be able to add multiple pages to a notification. Can't wait for the 360 to come out.

Jeff Rothman

Oh man. Very exciting stuff.

So tempted to bust my watch fund on the LG G3, but if I can stay strong moto 360 will be mine...

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tastisnax

Stay strong, man! In the end the G3 will still just feel like another phone (albeit an awesome one), but the 360 will be a wholly new gadget! The shiny new feeling will last all the longer with it.

Can you tell I've been reminding myself of this, too?

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nocaldawg

Actually ordered a Toq for $199 last night now that they have activated voice interaction. Will see what I think.....nay return for the 360, but the 360 will certainly cost more.....

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SpookDroid

Can't wait to see if these little gadgets truly deliver... :)

gregorylkelly

Google has the right idea with these connected devices.

Disturbed7716

Seeing some of the entries in the Moto 360 design contest, I'm more excited for a smart watch than I ever have been before. Granted, my previous excitement for them was 0%, so technically anything is better lol but now they're moving in a direction where form and function make it something I am definitely planning to purchase

endokendo

Android Wear will offer a very convenient Google Now and notification service to those who allow Google to track everything. If Android Wear is only compatible with Android handsets this would be most unfortunate for iOS users....yet I understand Google's strategy. Apple would do the same thing with the iWatch. Let's hope Apple offers a product or a service that we all didn't know that we had to have.

esiemens

Oooh, love it! If it works as smoothly as I hope, I may have to give up my pebble. BUT, if pebble can integrate this somehow, keeping physical keys and the e-ink style screen, I might just stick with them

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