Pebble announces iOS 7 notification support and SDK 2.0

Pebble announces iOS 7 notification support and SDK 2.0

Summary: The Pebble smartwatch is an excellent accessory for iOS and Android users and today's announcement takes it to the next level.

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I am a huge fan of my Pebble smartwatch that I received several months ago as a Kickstarter backer. Today, Pebble gets even better for iPhone users thanks to iOS 7 notification support.

Those of us using Pebble watches with Android have been experiencing advanced notification support through the Pebble app and a number of 3rd party applications. Today's update brings iOS 7's Notification Center support to the Pebble.

Pebble announces iOS 7 notification support and SDK 2.0
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With an iOS 7 device and your Pebble you will be able to choose updates for calls, texts, emails, Calendar, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Flickr, Dropbox, WhatsApp, Flipboard and more. The updated application is under review by Apple and should be available soon.

In addition to iOS 7 support, Pebble is launching SDK 2.0. The four new APIs include Javascript, Accelerometer, Data Logging and Persistent Storage. As a fan of the Runkeeper support I look forward to possibly even deeper Runkeeper integration with my Pebble. My ideal situation is that my Pebble can serve as my Fitbit replacement to eliminate one accessory that I have to carry around.

Pebble also posted the following stats:

  • Number of Pebbles on wrists worldwide: 190,000
  • Number of apps and faces downloaded: 2 million
  • Number of apps and faces on mypebblefaces.com: 2,200
  • Number of watchfaces created on watchface-generator.de: 80,000
  • Number of companion apps available on the iTunes and Google Play stores: 50+
  • Number of developers: 10,000+

With these updates, it looks to me like the Pebble is the smartwatch to beat. All colors are now in stock and available to purchase for $150.

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Topics: Mobility, Android, iOS, iPhone, iPad, Smartphones, Tablets

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  • Just curious...

    When happens when Apple releases the iWatch, and to shut out competition, they block all notifications to the Pebble (and other smartwatches) rendering it useless (well unless you have an Android device)?
    Truffol
    • reply to "just curious..."

      What happens when an asteroid hits earth rendering it useless.

      Seriously, you are worrying about a rumored unannounced product?

      don't buy a pebble then.

      I know I won't but it's not about what it will or will not do in the future. It's because I am happy with a combo of an analog watch and my iPhone.

      Next year I may change my mind ... or may be I won't
      juanm105
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