Category Archives: Glance Posts

Glance 0.11 / 1.7

Glance 0.11
Added button mappings for Notifications, Music, Alarms and MusicBoss Play/Pause (In Test with MusicBoss)
Added formatting for Calendar Start field (only works for one instance of the field)
Added Calendar N2 (Next+1) fields
Added Invert on Bluetooth disconnect and New vibe for BT disconnect
Added STOPGL intent to kill the watch app (helps with Tasker automation)
Added QL watch app – launches into menu for mapping to a QuickLaunch button
Added SMS option for no sent notification
Added SMS option to turn off write to outbox
Various bug fixes and compatibility changes


Glance 0.10 / Watch 1.5.4a

Glance 0.10a has been released with watch app 1.5.4
To install the new watch app go into the Glance Android app and tap on install watch app then select which face.

Watchfaces – New simple Analog face
SMS – Added ability to have last calls (all, missed, incoming or missed + incoming) to sms reply list
SMS – Added ability to add up to 5 favorites to the sms reply list
Watchface Editor – BlueTooth icon is now dynamic, added dynamic battery linked to Pebble battery state
Mail – added compatibility with K-9 mail client for unread mail count

Weather – Precipitation % added to forecasts, Wind Direction added to Openweather and
Tasker – Long click fires at timeout
Data Screens – Added configurable font sizes (in Settings)
Watch Customisation – Added hourly vibe
Watch – BT disconnect vibe now has 3 second delay
Mail – Added Intent to set mail mail unread count with Extra VALUE:int

Various Bugfixes


There was some instability in watch app 1.5.4. Hopefully fixed in 1.5.4a
In Glance 0.10 the hourly vibrate setting (in Customise Watch) can incorrectly look like it is off when it is on. Switching the setting On and Off should resolve the issue. The tap Refresh Data to make sure your Pebble has the setting. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Glance 0.9c / 1.5.3c

New Premium Features:

TextWatch and Analog Glance faces!

Classic TextWatch Analog
Alternate Glance watch apps with TextWatch or Analog face (All require Pebble firmware 2.x)
Both come with a slide in info panel that can optionally be gesture activated
Install via the Install WatchApp menu item on your phone.
(These watchapps only have one watchface and don’t take custom faces)
Glance Watchface layout (.gwf) files can be imported from filemanger / drop box / gmail, and the finebyte website.

New Free Features:
Setting to select Calendars to use for Glance
Added city name to forecasts via Google Play geolocation
Added custom launch of any pebble app (needs uuid or Catapult for Pebble)

Info Screen Navigation Changed – one click for next, click and hold for scroll
Help Screen removed permanently from watch
Weather data improved to map snowfall and show update time
Changed pebble battery field to remove % (in line with phone battery)
Added small (16×16) images for battery, watch and bluetooth
Added small weather images (30×30)
Added option to start Glance on your Pebble when the app is launched
Vibe on BT disconnect settings is now persisted on watch
BT connection status is shown on LOSTPHONE and LOCSMS screens
Added feature so save settings to external file (Downloads/GlanceSettings.json)
Added GETCUSTOM menu item on Pebble to request the last custom watch face
Added Send button to Watchface layout editor. This does NOT set the custom watch face as the default.
Added AutoPebble launch
Add NavMe launch (using NavMe flash)

Fixed blanks in counters on watch faces
Fixed 12h/24h switch not being applied for calendar items
Fixed major crash in watch editor
Fixed wrong sms messages being sent when replies messages get out of order
Fixed large weather images to all be 55×55
Fixed message when no trains returned for UKTrains
Various stability issue identified via Crashlytics

Glance for Pebble – 0.9a / 1.5.1y & 1.5.3a

Maintenance release to clear up some issues from v0.9

Watch 1.5.1y / 1.5.3a
– Adjusted length of temperature on SmartWatch to accommodate -20
– Adjusted double click timer for info screens (Calendar, Train, Bus etc)
– Added LostPhone Screen

Glance 0.9a
– Added menu item to get Premium purchase details (e.g. order id) to help with queries
– Added permissions to help with Lost Phone volume adjustments
– Added reset button to Menu editor
– Added setting to disable unicode filtering (for those using other character sets on Pebble)
– Bugfix: ? instead of – in temperatures some Locales
– Bugfix: Crash in calendar when only all day events are in range and skipping is on
– Bugfix: Menu Maker can get corrupted when using the 1.5.1 watch app
– Bugfix: Improved robustness based on a number of Crashlytics reports

Improved robustness based on a number of Crashlytics reports

Glance for Pebble – Android 0.9, Pebble 1.5.1x (SDK1) / 1.5.3 (SDK2)

A new version of Glance!


This version has a load of bug fixes and supports some new features – a watch face editor, menu editor, a choice of location providers, better calendar handling, better gmail handling, a lost phone finder and more. See the grid below for compatibility.

Some features are SDK2 only and some are unlocked from an In App Purchase – feel free to buy it even if you don’t want the features. Thanks.

Once you upgrade you Android app, it should guide you to the right watch app based on the firmware version on your watch. If you haven’t gone to SDK2 yet (or don’t know what this is) then you will want version 1.5.1x

If you are coming from the current production build of 1.5.1 you will notice some of the information screens like calendar and weather behave differently – the up/down buttons are overloaded to both scroll (single click) and go to the next item. There is a help screen that can be dismissed from the menu.

Here are the links if you need to force it to the right version: SDK1 SDK2. As ever you might need to try Firefox, or even launch the pbw from a file manager to kick off the Pebble installer.

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback, suggestions and bug reports, particularly the beta test group.
Any issues

SDK1SDK2Requires Premium
Integration/ Tasker:
Launch PebbleTasker from watchyyn
Launch PebbleDialer from watchyyn
Launch Glance (Intent
Tasker Screen – added long clicks (TASKERLMID, TASKERLBOT, TASKERLTOP)nyy
Tasker Screen – can be set as defaultnyn
Updated Calendar screen to contain more data from longer fieldsyyn
Added ability to get up to 900 characters of Calendar data (Select button from calendar screen)yyn
Calendar option to ignore all day eventsyyn
Calendar data should obey 12H/24H flag from watchnyn
Calendar added setting to move onto next event n minutes after current one started (to avoid big events hogging the display)yyn
Longer list of SMS recipients (20)yyy
Longer list of SMS presets (20)yyy
Reply from ReadSMS (Select button goes to the preset list)yyy
Screen Editor – layout any of the current fields /images as you like, choose from the builtin fonts etcnyy
Menu Editor – Remove items from the menus, change the menu orderyyy
HalfWhite – new watch layoutnyn
Seconds – Watch faces can have seconds enablednyy
Changed LocationSMS to use link,LONyyn
Added Play Services as a Location Provideryyn
Added NextBus as a Data Screenyyy
FindPhone function – start phone ringing from watchyyn
Gmail unread count added By Label option and a label selector for the count. Improves compatibility with newer versions of Gmail.yyn
Setting the “watchface” on the pebble sets the defaultyyn
Setting to switch vibe on BT disconnect on and offnyn
Added weather provider (needs key)yyn

Glance for Pebble SDK 2

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Pebble developer retreat earlier in the year where we were given early access to SDK 2.
So here is a beta of the Glance watch app to go with the beta of SDK 2

Download it using Chrome (sometimes FF is required) from here



  • The BigWeather screen has been redesigned – I may make this a new screen rather than a replacement later
  • Bluetooth and Watch battery status are shown in the title bar of the main menu
  • Your Pebble will vibe twice on Bluetooth connect or disconnect when Glance is running
  • The Calendar, Weather, ReadSMS, UKTrains and Stocks screens now all navigate in the same way – the up and down buttons scroll when held, double click the up and down buttons to get the next page (i.e. the next days information, the return trains, the next sms etc). Select does a screen dependent action – on the weather screen it will ask for a full refresh from the weather provider (which may take a moment depending on your network!)
  • There is a help screen which appears when you use the “information” screens detailed above. You can dismiss it from the main menu item “Toggle Help”. Dismissing the screen is persisted on the pebble (another new SDK 2 feature), but that data does get cleared when a new version of the app is installed.

Known Issues:

  • Crashes: Occasional crashes still happen. Sorry, it is a beta, I am working on it.
  • Disconnects: Sometimes BT is still connected but messages don’t make it. Restarting the watchapp can help. Sometimes a reboot is required

Glance for Pebble – Android 0.86 and WatchApp 1.5 / 1.5.1

Download watchapp from here
Android app on Google Play


Watchapp 1.5.1: Minor Fix to display 3 figure temperature in SmartTime mode

Updated weather screen for 7 or 5 Day Weather depending on weather provider
( Best / Most data provided by combination of Yahoo and OpenWeather – see settings)
New face based on SmartTime (Thanks dhein)
New face mix of SmartTime and Calendar – (Calendar isn’t very clever, your milage may vary)
Added LocationSMS screen
(Send SMS to predefined recipient with GPS Location data)
Added faster bluetooth messaging as added in Pebble OS 1.12 – Thanks Alexandre Delattre
Added check for updated watch app
Added new Tasker features
– App sends TASKERSTOP intent when ending tasker face
– App sends TASKERMSGCINIT intent when starting
– Tasker can use TASKERVIBE intent to cause watch vibe
– Tasker can use TASKERMSGC intent to update the SMS message count (Count is an int in the extra, VALUE. The flag as in Android settings) – Thanks JulianStarke
Added ability to map button long clicks to screens / actions
Added nighttime icons to weather
Added ability to select all gmail social inboxes or priority inbox
Added “inverse” / white background mode for main screen
Added optional tiny phone battery indicator just to right of time
Changed calendar screen behaviour to click through next 14 days events
Added Full SMS Read (SEL for next message)
Added UK Trains information (Set stations in Settings, Long click SEL for return journey)
Added Simple Stock viewer shows last trade and change from Yahoo! Finance (SEL to refresh)
Removed Legacy Music Screen from Android app.

NOTE: As of 13 Aug, the Music Boss feature is waiting the next release of Music Boss for Pebble.
Please email if you are interested in beta testing.