Pebble Announces iOS 7 Notifications, SDK 2.0, Yelp, GoPro, Foursquare Apps

Pebble has made two major announcements this morning for its smart watch platform: iOS 7 notifications and its SDK 2.0 beta.

iOS 7 Notifications

A new Pebble iOS app update will be made available early next week to enable users to receive any notifications enabled in Notification Center. So that means any notification will now appear on your watch beyond texts and phone calls.

Pebble iOS Notifications from Pebble Technology on Vimeo.

Pebble SDK 2.0 Beta

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Also new today is the Pebble SDK 2.0 beta, which opens up four new APIs for developers:

  • PebbleKit Javascript
  • Accelerometer
  • Data Logging
  • Persistent Storage

The Pebble team says:

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).

New Partner Apps

Pebble has also announced four new partner apps coming soon from: GoPro, Yelp, iControl and Foursquare:

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Here are some numbers shared by Pebble:

  • 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+

This is a massive update for the Pebble watch, and with more developers jumping on for watch apps it should make the platform even better. The watch is now available in Canada from Future Shop and Best Buy. You can read our review here. How are you liking your Pebble watch?

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  • Derek Kraneveldt

    Heck yes!

    The finger-dance is killing me! I’m more excited for persistent notifications than anything else, though there are some SWEET Android/Pebble apps!

  • Arcsvibe

    Wow that is some major announcements! I am loving my Pebble more and more each day!

  • Yeah, it has taken some time but I can’t wait for this. Notifications in iOS 7 has been a gong show setting up back and forth.

  • sukisszoze

    Looking forward to control my GoPro with my Pebble…now if they can increase the font size for my old and tired eyes..that would be awesome 🙂

  • truestory

    i think these are so ugly…

  • thechilibuddy

    I’ve installed the 2.0 SDK… and still dancing. : /