Today, Pebble announced its app store and we are very happy about this news, this will make the process of finding and installing the applications more friendly for new users. When I tried the Pebble, I found it a little complicated to find good applications easily.
Right now, there are many places where you can download Pebble apps and watch faces besides within the Pebble app, the Google Play store and the Apple App store. PebbleBarn and MyPebbleFaces.com are the most popular third party app and face stores and they are recommended on the Pebble Support Center.
The Pebble App Store will go live early next year alongside the SDK 2.0 that was announced a month ago. According to the company, the app store will include 7 categories for Daily, Remotes, Games, Notifications, Tools & Utilities, Sports & Fitness and Watchfaces. In each category, users will find a selection of the best apps.
The Pebble App Store does not support paid applications, however, if the Peeble app works with an iOS or Adroid companion app, developers can charge for the mobile app in the Apple App Store or Google Play! Pebble will not pre-validate apps but reserve the right to take down any app that does not conform to the terms and conditions https://devportal.getpebble.com/developer/agreement
Pebble states that it will not prevent or block installation of applications by 3rd party websites and third party app stores will still work for 2.0 users. The company is very thankful to Jason Smyth of MyPebbleFaces.com for his “invaluable contribution to the community”, and to show its support for MyPebbleFaces.com, Pebble made a donation to The Neuromuscular Center, the association that supported the cost and energy of running MyPebbleFaces.com.
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