August 29, 2014

Pebble releases app with official appstore to Google Play, announces three more partners

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It’s been over a month since iOS Pebble users received an update to the Pebble app with the new appstore baked in, but starting today, Android user can finally do the same.

The updated Pebble app is now available in Google Play. All of the app’s bugs are fixed so Pebblers on any platform can enjoy the same seamless and delightful experience of downloading from “a whole new universe of apps and watchfaces.”

Pebble took to its official blog today to give special thanks to the users and developers who tested its Android beta builds, whose help and feedback was said to have been “invaluable.” One of the last betas was released just two days ago, so it shows how hard the Kickstarter funded start-up has been working.

Now that Pebble for Android 2.0 is available, all you have to do is update the app, then not only is your smartwatch automatically updated, but you also get the store, which is laid out in different sections for apps and watchfaces, and has subsections under apps for Tools & Utilities, Notifications, Remotes, Fitness, Games, and “Daily” applications.

The appstore makes it much easier to find and install apps than before, when you had to sideload or use third-party app stores.

In addition to this announcement, Pebble also welcomed three new partners launching apps on the Pebble appstore: eBay, Evernote, and Time Warner Cable, who join not only Mercedes-Benz, Yelp, and Foursquare, but the many independent developers as well.

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The eBay app lets users quickly and easily access their eBay Feed and discover products on their smartwatch, Evernote gives Pebble users the power to check their notes when away from a computers or if checking their smartphone is difficult, and Timer Warner Cable’s app allows Intelligent Home subscribers to control their home right from their wrists.

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All of these apps continue to prove what is possible with such a minimalist smartwatch. For complete notes on the 2.0 release, hit up the source below.

VIA Pebble