Pixel Miner is a game for the Pebble smartwatch. It requires you to launch the app regularly so that the character continues to dig pixels. I tend to forget to re-launch the app and the mothership seems so far that I decided to create an Automate flow that will automatically launch the app once every hour.

This article is based on my previous article allowing to send messages to a Pebble application from Automate.

The trick is to send an “com.getpebble.action.app.START” intent to the Pebble application with the Pixel Miner UUID as argument. In order to preserve my battery, I also send a “com.getpebble.action.app.STOP” after a fixed delay.

Finding the application UUID was the most tricky part. I had to dig through the requests made from the Pebble site to find it.

The flow is available here: Pixel miner cheat.flo