Just wanted to share our game plan for the summer. We're putting together a lot of moving pieces:
Steve from Pebble, Herman and David (from Dragon) in the middle of a plastic molding discussion
- Factory bring-up: working with our factory to finalize the design of each individual component and subsystem of the watch, moving towards the first factory-made prototype of Pebble
- Component sourcing: orders have been placed for all electronic components on the board multiplied by 85,000!
- Software: a whole bunch of new software engineers joined our team very recently. They're working on things like the user interface and interaction design (read: what the buttons will do and more!), Pebble's Software Development Kit (SDK) and APIs for developers, and our iOS and Android apps.
Instead of keeping you wondering when we'll post our next update, we'd like to make a commitment to post an update (at least) once every three weeks.
So that means three weeks from now, we'll have posted our next update. We're looking forward to sharing all kinds of cool things with you during the next few months including updates from the factory, links to developer information, screenshots of the iOS and Android app as they take shape, preview videos of Pebble in action showing off the interface, announcement of new app partners and more! One thing I want to say up front: we are not planning on announcing any new dates or timeframes relating to manufacturing. This is our first major production run and we don't want to start making promises like 'next week we'll have the first samples!'. We'll update you as much as possible, but we won't be mentioning dates.
We're also posting updates on Twitter @pebble and Facebook. These updates are official (from the Pebble team) but the final word about Pebble is always in an update. So if there is any confusion, the updates on Kickstarter will always be correct.
For all the backers of a color Pebbles...this is what you've been looking forward to! In an update (as well as email) we'll be publishing a webpage where all color Backers will be able to vote on a color from a short-list of colors that we've seen people talk about on our comments, forums, Twitter, Facebook, other websites and more. Your vote will not tie your Pebble to that specific color...if you don't end up liking the Voter's Choice color, you're free to choose one of the other 3 colors (Arctic White, Jet Black or Cherry Red).
Pebble is hiring! We're looking to meet an experienced Developer Evangelist and hopefully convince him or her to join our team. If you are programmer who has written APIs, consumed a lot of APIs and/or really really enjoys talking with other developers about APIs...we'd like to meet you! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your experience in this area, links to github/twitter/blog etc.
Eric + Pebble team