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README.md

NativeScript Wear Messaging Plugin

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Adding support for Wear Messaging using the MessageClient API. This plugin is intended to be used to communicate between a handled app and an Android Wear app.

Only Android Supported

Installation

Install the plugin:

tns plugin add nativescript-wear-messaging

Usage

The idea of this plugin is to communicate between a wear device and a handled device. Both can act as receiver or sender, in fact, that's the most common usage way and the one explained here. You need two apps that will communicate to each other, here is described how you can configure this plugin in both:

In the Wear app

Add the following to your AndroidManifest.xml inside your <application> tag. It will create the service listener that will be waiting for the messages sent by the handled app.

<service android:name="com.berriart.android.nativescriptwearmessaging.MessageListenerService">
    <intent-filter>
        <action android:name="com.google.android.gms.wearable.MESSAGE_RECEIVED" />
        <data android:scheme="wear" android:host="*" />
    </intent-filter>
</service>

Since multiple wearables can be connected to the handheld device, the wearable app needs to determine that a connected node is capable of launching the activity. In your wearable app, advertise that the node it runs on provides specific capabilities. We will use this later when sending messages from the handled device.

Create a wear.xml file inside app/App_Resources/Android/values to advertise the capabilities

<resources>
    <string-array name="android_wear_capabilities">
        <item>name_of_your_capabilty_wear</item>
    </string-array>
</resources>

Sending messages to the handled app:

import { WearMessaging } from 'nativescript-wear-messaging';

let client = new WearMessaging();
client.send("/some/path", "some content", "name_of_your_capabilty_handled"); // Last parameter is the capablity name of then handled device

Receiving messages to from the handled app:

import { WearMessaging } from 'nativescript-wear-messaging';

let client = new WearMessaging();
client.registerListener((path: string, content: string) => {
    if (path === "/some/path") {
        console.log(path + " " + content);
    }
});
client.startListener();

*Include the following to your references.d.ts file if you are getting this error: TS2304: Cannot find name 'com'.

/// <reference path="./node_modules/nativescript-wear-messaging/declarations.d.ts" /> Needed for wear-messaging

In the handled app

Add the following to your AndroidManifest.xml inside your <application> tag. It will create the service listener that will be waiting for the messages sent by the wear app.

<service android:name="com.berriart.android.nativescriptwearmessaging.MessageListenerService">
    <intent-filter>
        <action android:name="com.google.android.gms.wearable.MESSAGE_RECEIVED" />
        <data android:scheme="wear" android:host="*" />
    </intent-filter>
</service>

Since multiple wearables can be connected to the handheld device, the wearable app needs to determine that a connected node is capable of launching the activity. In your wearable app, advertise that the node it runs on provides specific capabilities. We will use this later when sending messages from the handled device.

Create a wear.xml file inside app/App_Resources/Android/values to advertise the capabilities

<resources>
    <string-array name="android_wear_capabilities">
        <item>name_of_your_capabilty_handled</item>
    </string-array>
</resources>

Sending messages to the wear app:

import { WearMessaging } from 'nativescript-wear-messaging';

let client = new WearMessaging();
client.send("/some/path", "some content", "name_of_your_capabilty_wear"); // Last parameter is the capablity name of then handled device

Receiving messages to from the wear app:

import { WearMessaging } from 'nativescript-wear-messaging';

let client = new WearMessaging();
client.registerListener((path: string, content: string) => {
    if (path === "/some/path") {
        console.log(path + " " + content);
    }
});
client.startListener();

*You should read the official Android doc anyway.

License

Apache License Version 2.0, January 2018