Pebble talks numbers and SDK v2.0

November 6, 2013
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Pebble began teasing some updates earlier in the week. Basically, they announced an event that is scheduled to take place at 10AM PST on November 6th. And while that event is just getting underway, it looks like the bigger side here is going to be for iOS users. The folks at Pebble have said the smartwatch is now fully integrated with iOS 7 and that it works "seamlessly" with Notification Center. But along with the iOS 7 news, Pebble has also shared some numbers and some details on version 2.0 of the SDK.

Beginning with the numbers, if you happen to be wearing a Pebble on your wrist -- you are one of 190,000. Additionally, there has been more than 2 million apps and faces downloaded to date. Coincidentally, the number of apps and faces on the mypebblefaces.com website has grown to 2,200 and the number of watchfaces created using watchface-generator.de has topped 80,000.

Pebble also mentioned there are now more than 10,000 registered developers and the number of companion apps available in the Play Store and the iOS App Store have grown to more than 50. Otherwise, the Pebble smartwatch remains available with Best Buy and AT&T. Not to mention, direct from Pebble at getpebble.com, which now has all five color options in stock.

While this next bit doesn't bring anything for the average Pebble user (on Android) to play with today, it should mean good things coming down the line.

The Pebble SDK 2.0 has been released today. This brings new tools for developers to build Pebble apps. The folks at Pebble have said this "opens up an entire universe of rich new watch apps thanks to four new APIs." Specifically, these include Javascript, Accelerometer, Data Logging and Persistent Storage. Further details on the APIs are as follows;

"These API allow developers to make Pebble apps that interface directly with the web (real­time weather, transit info, location check­in), access 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 for games, settings)."


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