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