Inspired by Stuart Langridge’s Ubuntu Edge Progress Indicator, I decided that it would be a good idea to make a new indicator. The first thing that came to mind was my Fitbit, so that I can keep track of my steps straight from my OS. So, I updated the account-plugin-fitbit online account, and made a new indicator to show you the number of steps you’ve made so far today. The indicator looks like this:
Currently it’s not very configurable, and will show a notification once you reach your steps goal. This is still in an alpha state, but I think it is ready to be tested by people that aren’t me. To install:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cwayne18/fitbit
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install account-plugin-fitbit fitbit-steps-indicator
To start, log in and log out, or simply reboot. Any questions or comments, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m currently working on fixing this up to get it into Universe for Saucy.