Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days, you’d know that Pebble launched their new colour e-paper smartwatch ‘Pebble Time’ on Kickstarter and in less than 3 days, the crowdfunded campaign has already raised over $11 million dollars. The company has now released a preview of its new SDK for Pebble Time device, featuring documentation for the new Timeline APIs, an emulator to test apps and a migration guide to help them in the process (via ReadWrite).
The original Pebble and the new Time share many of the same fundamental specifications, which should help minimize complication. For instance, both devices feature a 144 x 168 display resolution, four buttons—with three on the right and one on the left—and the same sensors for the accelerometer and compass. So there’s no need for developers to remap the inputs in their apps or adapt to a different screen size.
Pebble SDK 3.0 offers a a lot more details of what app makers and consumers can expect with the new software and hardware. The company claims that developers will be able to create new apps for Pebble Time using the new kit with great ease. It has raised the limit on app sizes, more than doubling the limit in the old version, from 24k to 64k, while increasing the maximum cap on related resources from 96k to 256k.
Pebble app developers may be wise to jump on these tools quickly, to make sure their apps are ready when Pebble Time ships. For more information and SDK download, hit up this link.