iOS 7 Notifications + Pebble SDK 2.0 + Thanks!
When we first envisioned Pebble, our goal was to deliver a truly useful smartwatch you could easily customize with apps, watchfaces and notifications. Pebble is designed to be an open platform to enable creative, incredible app development and a way to easily receive notifications and information to your wrist.
Since we began shipping Pebble earlier this year, the Pebble community has responded with thousands of awesome apps, watchfaces and customizations. Today, we are excited to share two major software announcements that vastly improve the Pebble experience and platform.
iOS 7 Notifications
We are pleased to announce Pebble is now fully integrated with iOS 7 and works seamlessly with Notification Center. This means that any notifications you've enabled in Notification Center on your iOS 7 device will appear on your Pebble -- just like that. It's easier than ever to pick and choose which updates you want to see on your wrist. This includes notifications beyond calls, texts and emails, such as Calendar, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Flickr, Dropbox, WhatsApp, Flipboard and more.
A new Pebble app for iOS will enable this functionality. Expect an update in the App Store early next week. We'll post an update as soon as it's out!
Introducing Pebble SDK 2.0
Today we're launching Pebble SDK 2.0 into beta, which makes it even easier for developers to build awesome Pebble apps. SDK 2.0 opens up an entire universe of new apps thanks to 4 new APIs:
- Data Logging
- Persistent Storage
These new APIs allow developers to make Pebble apps that interface directly with the web (real-time weather, transit info, location check-in), access to the accelerometer (health/fitness monitoring and gesture-based remote control), log data when disconnected from the phone (health/fitness tracking), and store info on the watch (high scores, time zones, preferences).
Find out more about SDK 2.0 on the Pebble developer blog. The updated SDK beta is available for download at developer.getpebble.com. Later this year, we will be pushing this update out as an over-the-air update to all Pebble users.
We're also proud to announce several new partnerships that illustrate the capabilities of Pebble SDK 2.0. These apps will be available for download later this year.
It was your shared excitement for Pebble that made it a reality and we remain grateful for your support as we start bringing wearable tech to a broader audience. The ranks of Pebblers are growing by the day, the app ecosystem is expanding and the Pebble community continues to amaze and delight with clever uses for Pebble.
Going forward, we'll also be sharing news and updates from our new blog at blog.getpebble.com. We hope you'll stay tuned in!
Thanks as always and keep on Pebbling!