Nicholas Pike

Nicholas Pike

Musing of a developer


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Wear Unlock for Android Wear

My helpful screenshot

When Google announced Android Wear at Google I/O in 2014 one of their headline features was the ability to automatically unlock your Android phone if your watch was connected – but guess what? This feature wasn’t going to be available at launch!

As an attendee of this particular Google I/O I was gifted two early Android Wear devices, and quickly created Wear Unlock for Android Weird that delivered on this coveted feature.

Towards the end of this apps life I open sourced a version of its code here

At its height, this app had approximately 4,000 installs and was feature in ComputerWorld magazine.