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From Joe Bowser <>
Subject Re: Google Wear SDK
Date Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:40:27 GMT
On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 1:39 PM, Joe Bowser <> wrote:
> I'm just now installing L. I'll probably mess around with it a bit,
> but since Protesters > Cordova devs, I wasn't at IO so I didn't get
> any hardware.  I expected the WebView to not be installed on the
> watch, since it takes a lot of power.

BTW: This part here about the protesters was a joke.  ;)

> Aside, I really wish there was a Chromium or WebKit based library that
> didn't have any features other than rendering HTML and running basic
> JS that could be lightweight for these devices that we could use.  I
> don't need WebGL, WebRTC or WebAudio on something that's just going to
> show HTML notifications.
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 1:34 PM, Ross Gerbasi <> wrote:
>> Just running some test with the new Google Wear SDK. We can now make
>> android apps for wear just like any other app but it seems like we have
>> been shorted on the WebView. Doesn't looks its actually there.  I am seeing
>> the following runtime error.
>> *E/WebViewFactory´╣Ľ Chromium WebView does not exist*
>> *android.view.InflateException: Binary XML file line #7: Error inflating
>> class android.webkit.WebView*
>> It is very realistic to make a plugin for Notification and Communication
>> between Wear devices and your phone apps. Honestly this is probably a much
>> more common use then making a application that runs on a wearable device.
>> Anyone else messing around with this?

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