v9.75beta2: New theme shortcut bubbles!

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I give this version now into the hands of beta testers. You are the first to enjoy these new features, but in return for the early access I ask you to report any problems you find:

  • crashes, hangs, regression issues (especially if they are reproducible)
  • operation problems (unexpected behaviour, mistakes)
  • grammatical errors in text
  • layout color / visibility / alignment problems (it helps if you include a screenshot)
  • illogical or missing functionality
  • further improvement suggestions

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What’s new

Theme bubbles: Save custom themes as bubbles into your bubble clouds and folders for true 1-click access and possibility to assign to hardware buttons and other shortcuts

Example: this watch face has 3 theme bubbles on the watch face to quickly switch to either style:

Of course it makes more sense to keep theme bubbles in a folder:

Creating theme bubbles

On the watch:

  1. tap on a custom theme,
  2. mark the parts of the theme you want the theme shortcut bubble to activate (font, colors, gauge scale, pointer etc)
  3. tap “Add theme bubble”
  4. select the destination cloud (favorite, archive or any folder)

On the phone:

It’s also possible to create theme-bubbles from the 1-Click Themes section on in the phone app:

The theme-bubbles also show up in the Wear Cloud Editor.



You can now activate themes using any shortcut:

  • long press of the main hardware button
  • press or double press of secondary buttons
  • long press or double-tap of the watch face
  • quick swipe panel
  • etc

Assign the theme-bubbles to shortcuts in the usual manner:

  1. long press a theme-bubble to edit
  2. scroll down for the option “Assign shortcut”
  3. select the shortcut for the theme

Tip: you can hide (or even delete!) the theme-bubble after it was assigned to a shortcut, and the shortcut will keep working!

Future plans

Theme-bubbles make 1-click themes already more accessible, but a planned Tasker extension will turn them into a killer feature:

Updated Tasker plugin will let you activate any bubble on the phone from your Tasker routines:

  • Using these new theme bubbles, you will be able to automatically change your active watch face based on time of day, location or based on any Tasker trigger
  • Using the existing toggle bubbles, you will be able to control wifi, sound, screen lock etc via Tasker
  • Using other bubbles, you can open apps, and activate even watch face complications from your Tasker routines

Bubble Cloud will finally turn your watch into a real smart watch!

Author: greg

the dev