Integration of Android Wear with IBM Bluemix

 Last week took place the IFA 2014, the Consumers Electronics Unlimited, the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. It took place in Berlin from September 05 to 10, 2014. bluemixWatchThe main product of the event were the smartwatches! Is it going to be the next big thing? Will see.. what it’s true is that all the big companies presented new models with an improved design…and next 9th of September Apple is probably going to show their own wearable. So the platform battle is going to happen…again! And as is happening with smartphones…here we will have a new platform battle. Nowadays most of the smartwatches are based on the fascinating OS of Google called Android Wear. In the last Google I/O, the details of the new operative system for wearables were presented, and there are more and more companies pushing for it.

In the following article I am going to show how to create an Android application that is using the Pushing Service of Bluemix to send notifications. These notifications are available not only for your smartphone, but also with your smartwatch powered by Android Wear. Even if you don’t have yet a smartwatch to play with, I will show how to install and connect an emulator to your phone to start testing. Let the fun begin!


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