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Pebble Appstore Launches on iOS, Android Coming Soon

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Last month at CES, Pebble announced the Pebble Appstore, a place where Pebble owners would be able to find third party apps and different watch faces for their wearable device. Today, the Appstore is now live via the official Pebble application for iOS devices, but Android users should hang tight, as Pebble says the Appstore is making its way to Google Play soon. 

The Appstore launches with 1000+ different apps and watch faces to choose from, so the service should easily breathe new life into your watch. Below is a quote from Pebble’s press release concerning the release for Android.

We’re still fine tuning the Pebble app for Android, so stay tuned — it’s coming very, very soon.

Very, very soon seems close enough, right?

Via: Pebble
  • http://www.citizenwatchesonline.com/ Jasson

    Thanks to Pebble Appstore for launching such a lovely model. New design!

  • Hoffman

    On my Note 2, I’ve been using the beta 8 and it is pretty good. Certainly needs some cleaning up of some bugs, but it’s a very good start and hopefully the devs will like it and develop even more great apps. Make sure that you have the latest beta 2 update!

  • morpheus282

    Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded yellow sun.
    Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

  • ThomasMoneyhon

    if you log into their dev portal you can install a beta 8 apk that has the appstore. YAY!

  • Vetal

    so i tried the pebble app on my Ipad 3 and it looks nice but painfully slow, it lags like windows mobile phone from 2005. I did get the 2.0 update though and like it.

  • Rorix

    Bolonies, these are the type of things that piss off users. Make us Android guys feel bad about how awesome we are :(

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

    I actually bought a Pebble around black friday and ended up returning it. The functionality was fine, but not life-changing. The fact that the charge was only lasting 2-4 days (at MOST) became overwhelmingly irritating relative to the value of seeing tiny notifications on my wrist. A few folks have said that the pebble use case for people with hearing impairment, etc., is pretty strong — but that is not me.

    Wearing the pebble, though, did get me interested in having **something** on my wrist, so I bought a citizen eco-drive, which I now wear every day. No charging, like, ever! Love my new moderately-intelligent titanium skyhawk a-t. :)

    • Ian

      Nice watch, never having to charge it is sure a plus. However, at over 3 times the price of a pebble… ouch

      • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

        Yeah, I guess I reallllllly didn’t like charging my pebble every other day :-)

        • ERIFNOMI

          Once a week, I plug my watch in when I go to bed just like my phone. Thanks to moto, my phone charger can charge both no problem.

    • ERIFNOMI

      I charge mine once a week at the most, and I’ve had it since the kickstarter. I’ve always liked wearing a watch so having it connect to my phone is a bonus for me.

      • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

        I really liked the idea and wanted to LOVE it. As it was, I liked it and don’t blame anyone for wearing them (I wore mine for a few weeks nonstop). I even bought a few paid pebble apps, and it got me to finally adopt Tasker (so awesome, btw – and yes, I know I’m super late to the Tasker party, but better late than never). In the end, I just couldn’t make room in my charging routine for another device I didn’t totally love.

      • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

        Forgot to mention that I even made a few custom watch faces (including a chuck Norris one that has been downloaded quite a bit from my pebble faces :) ) and installed the sdk to mess with native pebble development.

        I suppose that my point is only that I tried to give it a full go and really wanted to love it. And I guess I’ll admit that I’m still a little sad that I didn’t.

    • Hoffman

      I recharge mine about every 5 days and have had it for over a year. I have 3 apps that I use extremely heavy. Glance, Music Boss and Simply Alarm Holo. I also have loaded a couple of watchfaces (though none of them count the seconds, because that definitely drains the battery of the watch). Have not had any problems. Perhaps you had a faulty watch if you were getting such short battery life right out of the box.

  • Shawn John

    That watch is fugly, who care’s, keep it on iOs appstore, don’t make one for android because nobody will be buying anyway’s. The Qualcomm Toq is the cleanest I’ve seen so far and actually has new technologies incorporated.

    • ERIFNOMI

      The Toq’s display is awful in person. I love the tech behind it, but it’s not what you see in any of their marketing. It also costs twice as much.

  • ceejw

    I would be jealous they got it first but the fact that you can’t turn off individual notifications going to pebble on iOS makes this hugely inferior to the Android version

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    What’s with iOS being first again… Meh, I don’t own nor plan to own a Pebble

    • Chris

      I mdon’t plan on buying it eirther so it coming to iOS doesn’t bother me.

  • dannyWHITE

    Downloading appstores within appstore seems inceptionest.

    • Boblank84

      i thought this violated ios and androids tos. i can’t see apple being ok with this unless they get a percent of pebble app sales.

      • Kree Terry

        To my knowledge all pebble “apps” are free, so there shouldnt be any issues.

        • teejaycard

          apple got it first, therefore apple got what it wanted out of them.

          • Kree Terry

            i just meant that the apps are free so that no one is getting any profit off sales. and i dont really care who gets it first as long the other gets it within a reasonable amount of time lol

      • ERIFNOMI

        It’s not for phone apps though. It’s for apps for the watch itself.

    • John Legere

      Amazon is still there.

  • jim

    was at the gym sunday and looked up at one of the tvs and saw a pro bowling tournament on and the guy bowling was wearing google glass

  • ddevito

    Just another pre-Apple hardware category that will change completely once Apple does theirs. I’d hate to say that but it’s true. These smartwatches will look like garbage in a year or so.

    • Guest

      Did Google Maps look like garbage after Apple Maps was introduced?

      • ddevito

        No, but the first Android phone looked like this before the iPhone was launched.

        http://goo.gl/CNqK8E

        • John Legere
          • Chris

            regardless. His point still stands…

            Stay on topic

          • John Legere

            Get out of here.

        • sirmeili

          I also thought that though the test one was in blackberry styled phone (a very popular style at the time), it also contained all the code for touchscreens (perhaps I’m wrong).

          • Chris

            might have required a stylus

          • sirmeili

            Might…From my understanding, the OS supported touchscreen, I’ve never heard of a requirement for a stylus. Doesn’t mean there wasn’t one. However, unless you are talking “multitouch”, the OS shouldn’t care if it’s capacitive or resistive screen as long as it get’s the imput. I could be wrong about that though, and I’m willing to be wrong.

            Also, since the LG Prada was announced before the iPhone, do I get to make the assumption that Apple reworked the iPhone to have a capacitive screen?

    • ceejw

      Is there any particular reason you’re convinced Apple’s watch will be great without knowing anything about it?

      • ddevito

        I never said it would be great. I just said the hardware of pre-Apple devices always change because they copy Apple in design after Cupertino rolls theirs out.

        • ceejw

          Maybe but we’ll have to see what they do. I like the look of the steel because it looks like a watch if Apple puts out something that looks more like an iPhone designed for your wrist than an actual watch I wont be interested in it.

      • Chris

        The iPhone changed the game on what we think of cell phones. Even Google went ba ck to the drawing board after the iPhone came out to change their design of the orgnail “google phone”

  • John Legere

    Maybe a third very would have helped.
    Pebble sure is doing some awesome stuff

  • tanknspank

    Not terribly surprising anymore. Hopefully it won’t take them more than a day or two…