To help make your Pebble development experience even better, CloudPebble can now display the API documentation for any function directly in the editor view.
First up, a brief summary of each function now appears at the bottom of the autocomplete popup, explaining the purpose of that function. This could help you remember, for instance, whether you wanted to set a layer’s bounds or frame.
For more detail on any API function, you can hold down the ‘alt’ key (or ‘option’ on Macs) and click the function’s name, which will show a popover including a description of the function, explanations of its parameters and return values, and any important considerations when using it:
This popover can be dismissed by clicking elsewhere or hitting the Escape key.
In addition to alt-clicking, you can also produce this popover using a keyboard shortcut. If you are using a mac, that shortcut is cmd-ctrl-shift-/ (which is the same as cmd-ctrl-? on US/UK keyboards). Otherwise, use ctrl-alt-shift-/ (or ctrl-alt-?). A popover explaining the function your caret is inside will appear:
Again, this can be dismissed using the Escape key or by clicking elsewhere.
We hope this makes creating apps for Pebble easier and more enjoyable. And if you have suggestions on how we can make your development experience better, let us know on GitHub!