As we hoped, the attendees were blown away when they got their Bangle.js at NodeConf EU registration last Sunday. It’s always very satisfying when a project delivers for both your users and for yourselves.
There were a huge number of tweets about the watch, some of which you can read below. Following the announcement, Bangle.js also got lots of coverage from the tech press.
One week since its unveiling, let’s take a look at all of the activity so far…
Bangle.js is the first hackable open source JS and TensorFlow-driven smartwatch. NodeConf EU 2019. Kilkenny, Ireland. November 2019.
User Contributed Apps
One really refreshing aspect of Bangle.js is seeing attendees and others continuing to create and submit apps to the App Loader/Store after the event. The published total stands at 44 apps after just one week.
We think there are three main reasons for this engagement:
A watch is fundamentally more approachable than an IOT badge to a much wider audience
The App Loader/Store showcases their contributions in a way that code in a repo can never deliver
Your Apps and App Ideas?
Whether you were at NodeConf EU or not, we’re sure you are just as excited as we are by Bangle.js. If you have ideas for a watch app or suggestions for areas where Bangle.js might be useful outside of traditional wearables, please let us know via this feedback form. And of course the best way to support the Espruino project and Bangle.js itself is to back Gordon’s KickStarter and get involved.
I remember @cynthia1960's squee of joy when she saw the badge last year, but this is just amazing!
As Emma says, we’d love to see more apps that help people. If you have suggestions for how Bangle.js might be used in a charitable context please let us know via the feedback form too. We’d love to discuss how we might be able to help. Ideas around IBM’s Call For Code for 2020 and similar initiatives are very welcome.
Some of our favourite apps
Here’s just a few of our favourite submissions which anyone with a Bangle.js can install:
A fantastic version of Tetris went live after just 24 hours: