Pocket has already built an Android Wear SDK for easy saving from your smartwatch

Pocket has already built an Android Wear SDK for easy saving from your smartwatch
A lot of developers think the best way to success is getting its app on every platform available. Pocket has a slightly different aim: integration. Links can be shared from a huge amount of sources. Pocket wants to be the final destination for those links, so the best way to do that is to make sure users can easily send those links to Pocket.

To do this, Pocket has created various APIs to make it easy for other developers to add a "save to Pocket" option. Not all platforms offer a universal sharing menu like Android, and that actually includes the new Android Wear. Screen real estate and interaction limits on a smartwatch necessitate a more focused set of options. So, Pocket has created an API to let developers more easily add a "save to Pocket" option in their Android Wear apps. Like most functions in Android Wear, the work isn't actually done on the smartwatch itself. The button will just initiate the action on your smartphone.

This sounds like a great idea, but we do hope that developers use it in the right ways. Not every app will need this added, especially given the usage that makes the most sense on a smartwatch. For example, in the demo that Pocket has shown the new button on a notification of a tweet, but Twitter seems like a service that would simply overwhelm a smartwatch display. 


source: Pocket via Droid Life

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4 Comments

1. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

No....

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

YES....

3. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Umm... What?

4. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Naaaa.. I don't think so.. You didn't understand me the first time around... Let me know if you're having problems.. Ok?

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