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DIN Time and the demise of Pebble part 2

In a post in 2016 I wrote I will try to keep DIN Time running on Pebble watches for as long as possible. I’ve gotten questions about making DIN Time work with Gadgetbridge and/or Rebble. To be honest I have mentally moved on from the Pebble platform and my focus is now on developing DIN Time for Fitbit devices. I don’t want to say Gadgetbridge/Rebble will never happen, I just don’t find it very likely at the moment. Perhaps when Gadgetbridge/Rebble has matured a bit I will look into it.

And to save everyone from asking the question again: No, I am not prepared to open-source DIN Time.

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DIN Time 1.3.1 for Fitbit Ionic is released!

DIN Time 1.3.1 has been released! It includes a workaround for Android users who couldn’t use the sliders to set custom colors.  It’s not pretty and potentially involves some scrolling, but it should get the job done. Look for “Show alternative Android controls” in the settings!

The main new feature though is the new weather panel! Tap the stats panel to switch to: “Feels like” temperature, Wind direction and speed, Atmospheric Pressure, Humidity, Sunrise and Sunset!

Other fixes and changes:
  • DIN Time now caches weather data between updates. You should now see less –‘s at startup.
  • Just for fun: A random color theme! Try it, it could turn out great, but odds are that it doesn’t. Sometimes it can be used as a starting point for something better.
  • Removed “Reset colors” in the settings. It’s now in the themes list as “White on Black (default)”.
  • A tiny, but to me important, fix to how the frame around the stats is drawn.
  • More themes!
  • Rounded corners!
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DIN Time version history

This is the full version history for DIN Time for Fitbit.

Version 1.5.4 – April 20, 2018

  • Added optional sticky stats panels. Tap to view the one you want and it will stay that way.
  • Changed to time based trial.

Version 1.5.3 – April 11, 2018

  • Fixed reappearing seconds on Versa.
  • Minor layout adjustments.

Version 1.5.2 – March 29, 2018

  • Updated purchase code.
  • Added Beaufort scale as wind speed option.

Version 1.5.0 – March 29, 2018

  • Support for the Fitbit Versa! Tap the non-time part of the screen to show stats.
  • Added color schemes to the settings page. Color schemes are colors calculated based on a selected color using classic formulas to work well with that color.

Version 1.4.1 – March 16, 2018

  • Added knots as a wind speed option.
  • Removed the Dark Sky API key field (Please contact me if you have questions about this…)

Version 1.4.0 – March 5, 2018

  • You can now save up to five personal themes for easy switching! They are saved locally on your phone so if you want to save them if you are (just temporarily, of course, ;-)) deleting DIN Time, you will have export them as share codes.
  • Weather data age indicator. In the top weather box (the current weather) there is now a small bar when you are viewing the weather stats. The weather stats is shown if you tap the stats section. The bar is full when the weather data is new, then it shrinks until the next update.
  • A new help section in the settings page.
  • Welcome new month and single digit dates! I fixed the display glitch with the alignment of single digits. This bug was introduced a few versions ago.

Version 1.3.0 – Feb 22, 2018

  • More weather data! Tap the stats panel to switch!
    From top to bottom: “Feels like” temperature, Wind direction and speed, Atmospheric Pressure, Humidity, Sunrise, Sunset.
  • DIN Time now caches weather data between updates. You should now see less –‘s at startup.
  • Just for fun: A random color theme!
  • Removed “Reset colors”. It’s now in the themes list as “White on Black (default)”.
  • A tiny, but to me important, fix to how the frame around the stats is drawn.

Version 1.2.3 – Feb 15, 2018

  • Quick, but very important, bug fix to the share code system.

Version 1.2.2 – Feb 14, 2018

  • Added color themes (presets) and support for share codes.
  • The color selector has been improved with quick access to previously used colors.

Version 1.2.1

  • Internal build

Version 1.2.0

  • Internal build

Version 1.1.0 – Feb 8, 2018

  • Added a palette of standard colors to pick from.
  • Fixed a bug related to the weather icons.

Version 1.0.0 – Feb 6, 2018

  • Initial release.
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DIN Time for Fitbit Ionic now available!

DIN Time was originally created in 2015 for the Pebble Smartwatches and quickly became one of the most popular watch faces on the platform. Now you can enjoy DIN Time in even more colors, on the high resolution screen of the Fitbit Ionic!

DIN Time is a clean, glanceable, watch face with layout options for both left and right hand use. This means that the current time will always be the first you see when you pull up your sleeve.

Other features of DIN Time:

  • Fully customisable colors thanks to an RGB color selector. No less then 17 different parts of the watch face can be customized. That’s more that 205 million combinations 😜! (The free version is limited to setting the color of the background, hours and minutes. A one-time payment of $1.99 will unlock access to all color settings.)
  • Almost everything can be hidden, if you want an extra clean look.
  • Current weather and forecast (in the lower dashed weather box) with expected high and low temperatures for the day. Weather is provided by Yahoo or Dark Sky (requires API key). Temperatures can be shown in Celsius or Fahrenheit. The weather updates every 15 minutes.
  • Battery level.

More features and improvements are planned, which I hope will bring DIN Time for the Ionic closer to the Pebble original.


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DIN Time is coming to the Fitbit Ionic

Yesterday I received a Fitbit Ionic directly from the good people over at Fitbit! That means I will do my best to bring one of the most loved Pebble watchfaces, DIN Time, to the Fitbit Ionic!

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DIN Time 2.64

DIN Time 2.64, available now, fixes a problem when trying to invert screen colors on Pebble 2. The wrong type of settings page was shown for this watch so the colors couldn’t be inverted. I’m sorry for the delay in fixing this! I’ve also fixed a small problem when displaying really cold temperatures, specifically -35 degrees.

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DIN Time and the demise of Pebble

With the recent news that Pebble will, and have, ceased to exist as a company I just wanted to make this clear. My intention is to continue to keep DIN Time and MonDIN running on your Pebble watches for as long as possible.

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Beware of copies

din_rainDIN Rain in the Pebble app store is looking a lot like DIN Time…

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Forecast.io becomes Dark Sky

Forecast.io changes their name to Dark Sky to consolidate their branding and to minimize confusion. This will soon be reflected in DIN Time. The functionality will remain the same. 

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DIN Time 2.60 adds health and more weather data


Version 2.60 of DIN Time, available now, finally adds health data (on supported devices) to DIN Time, along with more weather data!

To see extended weather and health data you need to shake your watch, twice. Just like when you would activate the backlight by motion, if you have that option enabled. And then once more. You will then see a popup with lots of tiny icons and data! Please see the help screen in the settings page for more information about what the symbols and values represent.

I realize many of you would rather see their health data on the main screen, but that will have to wait until a later version.

Other changes in this version include:

  • Support for custom location (GPS free) when using Forecast.io. In plain text!
  •  No more woeid’s when using Yahoo! Just enter your location in plain text!
  • Fixed weather icon sometimes not switching to day version.
  • Added Russian and Czech languages.
  • Fixed problem with weather not being completely hideable on Round.

Also, as always, many thanks to @rozboris for his continued help with the settings page!

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