Bunting

Want to Tweet from Wear? Bunting’s Got You Covered

July 6, 2014 - Written By Phil Bourget

This is for all you folk that either ordered their Android Wear device or have theirs already in-hand and on-wrist.  If you have it on the way to your doorstep, then keep this one in mind, but if you have the Wear on your wrist as you read, then definitely jump on this one.  The topic is tweeting.  Many people do it, but how many of us with Wear want to take our phones out any more, because Wear is supposed to make it less necessary, right?  Well, there may have been ways to jerry-rig a command to send a tweet from Wear, but now we have an official way.

By official, we don’t mean that Twitter got on the job and made its app extend to Wear (yet) but that there is a way to do it and it only takes an app on your phone (and obviously your Android Wear) to get this working like something out of a spy movie, though not many spy movies have a scene where the hero sends a tweet hands-free…  Regardless, meet Bunting, a new app for Android that installs on your smartphone and allows tweeting from your wrist that’s clad in Android Wear.  A clarification is probably recommended here, so no, Bunting doesn’t involve, need, or do anything related to baseball, unless that’s what you’re tweeting about.  With that out of the way, here’s the gist of the app.

Open and sign into the app (using your Twitter, obviously), have your Wear connected to your phone, just say ‘Ok Google, start Bunting’, authorize Wear to use your Twitter, then get Tweet-speaking and hashtagging to your heart’s (and character limit’s) content.  The video showcasing the new app is by the developer, Sebastian Mauer. He set the first version free on American Independence Day, so there will still probably be some bugs, but that’s what developers are best at: squashing them to make the app(s) run better.  If you have Android Wear on you or on the way to you, definitely check out Bunting, and see if it fits your mobile tweeting needs.