Pebble OS 1.11 + Orange/Grey Shipping + 2-way Apps + Germany
Pebble OS 1.11
We've released an updated firmware with a few new features and bugfixes:
- Multiple notifications can now be viewed if they arrive within a short timeframe.
- Fix for vibration getting stuck ‘on’.
- UI changes for Date & Time menu.
- Option to show current speed (different than current pace) added in the Sports API.
- Next and previous track buttons swapped in the music control application.
- Power consumption fix for some Bluetooth connections.
- Improvements to presentation of clipped text and graphics.
- Fuzzy Time watchface is no longer installed by default and now available in the Pebble watchface list via the Pebble phone app.
- Fixed crash while changing windows, generally when setting alarm or setting time.
Need to install the update? On iPhone, try rebooting your phone and/or closing the Pebble app like this, then open the Pebble app again and tap the glowing red icon. On Android, use the menu button and click 'Check for FW Update'.
Orange and Grey Pebbles now shipping
Production of orange Pebbles is complete and we have begun the shipping process to Backers! Grey Pebbles are now in production and the first batch will be sent out next week, with the remaining grey Pebbles following soon after. White is the next and final colour. We expect to begin production next week.
That brings us to more than 78,000 Pebbles produced to date and much closer to delivering all Kickstarter backed Pebbles! Thanks once again for your patience while we worked to bring colour Pebbles up to high quality standards.
We launched PebbleKit with 2-way communication just two weeks ago and already Pebble watchapp developers have created some incredible apps. Our forums and reddit.com/r/pebble have daily updates from developers creating new ways to use Pebble on Android and many iOS apps for Pebble are in beta testing (awaiting approval by Pebble and Apple).
Straight from the NYTimes article to your Pebble is a watchapp that guides you through a super intense 7 minute workout. Good luck! Created by Alex Kennberg (coincidentally he's guy behind Shopstarter, the ridiculously easy-to-use webstore designed for post-Kickstarter projects).
Profile Switcher for Android
Switch your ringer to vibrate from your wrist! Created by Faruq Rasid.
A very useful app that not only displays the current weather, but also integrates with Tasker, can send canned SMS replies, displays upcoming calendar appointments and more! Created by Finebyte.
Find my phone is here along with push SMS, third-party apps notification and battery and power status notifications. Plus it can convert Chinese characters to Latin alphabets (Pinyin)! Created by Lijy91.
Choose three tasks to activate at anytime without taking your phone out of your pocket! Requires Tasker to be installed and configured (go to the Preferences menu, and under the Misc tab, make sure "Allow External Access" is enabled). Created by @KodeKapps.
Just a quick note, if you're developing an app for Pebble, please try to use the nomenclature 'for Pebble' rather than including the word Pebble right in the middle of your app name. Unless it's for a hilarious pun.
Shipments to Germany
First, our apologies it has taken so long to get Pebbles to some of you. We are in touch with the German regulatory agencies and customs officials to confirm the steps required to ensure delivery of Pebbles in Germany.
Until we have final resolution with the authorities to clear all incoming shipments and release held shipments, we will hold off on sending more Pebbles to Germany, including any reshipments.
In the meantime, we did improve invoices and provided a German manual online (available for download on our help portal), which has enabled some backers to retrieve their Pebbles from customs.
We expect Pebbles will be flowing to Germany again soon and we will contact German backers with details as soon as we know more.
Thanks again, Pebblers!