Well done for making a donation for CSM… I was exchanging messages with the maker the other day, he said that he’d had over 5000 downloads and less than 5 donations… that’s you me and three others!!!
You’re right, you don’t need CSM to make apk files… but a package like Gimp is great - you only need to make one face and three hands
I’m reading through the guide from +Smash Smashin (+SS)… I’m not a coder so it looks pretty confusing… but with a bit of trial and error we should all be able to make what we want…
The information that I posted about the “colour chart” is going to be of little use (I did it mainly as part of my learning process)… the only thing that we can currently change the colour of is the date… and that looks good in black or white
A few people have started to change the font size… the StarTrek apk used 16, which looks too small… it’s a shame that there’s only one font
My next task is to work out the precise positions of the 13 predefined co-ordinates on the watch face… there is a “formula” in the +SS guide which I’m looking at…
I haven’t found out anything else… it’s pretty easy to make an apk, just follow a few simple rules…
[For anybody else who reads this - the next bit is a good starting guide from Mirko Genovese]
How to modify the apk from +Smash Smashin and replace with your watchface.
This tutorial was requested from +INFOMUSICFilms
BUG: IF YOU INSTALL MORE THAN ONE OF WATCHFACE CREATED WITH THIS METHOD, YOU WILL HAVE WRONG PREVIEW WHEN SELECTING WATCHFACE. (I will look into it, when i have time)
APK-Easy Tool: forum.xda-developers.com/android/software-hacking/tool-apk-easy-tool-v1-02-windows-gui-t3333960
Watchface KW88 APK (Thx to +Smash Smashin): drive.google.com/open?id=0B9CObdbQsVIcRDRfM0JXUmIzQmc
Decompile the APK (StarTrek) with APK-Easy Tool
Go on decompiled folder (/res/drawable-hdpi-v4)
Replace the following images inside:
img_clock_preview / img_dial / img_dial_2 / img_hour_hand / img_minute_hand / img_second_hand
Open AndroidManifest.xml on the root of decompiled folder and change the “StarTrek_xxxx” entry, with the name of the watchface you’re creating.
Do the same thing as point “4” with the file /res/values/strings.xml
Recompile the APK and transfer it on the smartwatch!