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App Store for Pebble Smartwatch to Launch Early Next Year

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Pebble smartwatch, the runaway Kickstarter success, just keeps getting better. The Pebble team announced today their intentions to launch an official app store, which should allay worry among users that third-party hosts would become the only place to obtain applications.

The store will include downloadable watchfaces, of course, and will organize apps by 6 categories: Daily, Remotes, Sports & Fitness, Notifications, Tools & Utilities, and Games. Each category page will feature an editorial selection of high-quality and new apps, and app pages will contain rich details like screenshots and links to companion smartphone applications.

The app store will launch simultaneously with Pebble SDK 2.0 early next year. Submitting an application is free for developers (check the source link for instructions on how to do so).

Via: Pebble
  • Kevin

    i like the idea of this watch, but i think i might wait for a later version.

  • Sporttster

    <>

  • Rodeojones000

    Kind of wish I’d gotten one with the sale posted yesterday. Alas, I do not have an edu email.

  • ReturnOfTheMack

    I’m interested to see what if any hardware changes we might see next year.

    • jimt

      Waterproof to 200 feet would be nice.

      • ERIFNOMI

        It’s waterproof to 5 atm which is 165 feet. It’s just as waterproof as my Fossil watches.

        • jimt

          My bad I didn’t know that.165 is deep enough. I thought you could destroy it by washing the dishes or taking a shower.

          • ERIFNOMI

            I’ve taken a shower with mine a few times and it’s fine. Their site and the back of the watch both say 5 ATM.

          • Adrynalyne

            Does it say water proof, or (more likely) water resistant?

          • ERIFNOMI

            Waterproof. Like I said, it’s rated to 5 ATM.

  • Effu

    Another exclusive app store! Just what Android needs!

    • ReturnOfTheMack

      Correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t Pebble’s software something other than Android?

      • DanielMena9

        Not only that but its a cross platform device that is on my wrist right now and enjoying it :)

        If only turn by turn navigation came on the Android version (to my understanding, only available on iOS).

        • ReturnOfTheMack

          I’m a bit lost, does the Pebble app have different features on Android and iOS?

          • ERIFNOMI

            Not really. It works a little better on Android but that has to do with Apple being so locked down with iOS.

          • http://droid-life.com/ Rthvk

            The features are really endless.

            Not very user-friendly as you have to go find apps and apps to manage those apps yourselves, hence the importance of the unified app store.

        • teejaycard

          If we only complained as much as those on iOS then maybe it’d already be on Android haha.

    • ERIFNOMI

      It’s an appstore for the watch. What do you want, each watchface or watch app to have a companion app that’s released through the Play Store and iOS App Store that then sits on your phone doing nothing after being pushed to the watch?

    • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

      Except this isn’t Android. It’s a watch, with its own hardware and OS. The fact that it works WITH your Android device doesn’t make it an Android device. It also works with iOS, and will probably work with Windows Phone at some point.