A Wristed Development
Hi Pebble Developers!
Today we are excited to announce Pebble SDK - Version 2.0. This new release adds tons of new features and makes it even easier for developers to build awesome apps and watchfaces for Pebble.
Since we launched the first version of our SDK in April, we’ve been getting feedback and suggestions from developers around the world, and we’ve been working hard to incorporate your suggestions in this new release.
It's no secret that we've been hard at work developing better software for Pebble and this Wednesday, November 6th, we'll be making a very important announcement. You're invited to join our livestream event at 10AM PST to hear what awesome new things we've been working on to make Pebble a more robust and feature-rich platform. To tune in, visit https://www.getpebble.com on Wednesday morning after 9AM PST to obtain a link for the livestream. After the live broadcast hosted by Eric and our very own Thomas, we will be leading a Reddit AMA discussion at noon (12PM PST) to answer any lingering questions you may have.
It’s been awhile since our last update to the developer’s blog, but we have some exciting news to share!
As many of you have probably noticed, the developer evangelism team here at Pebble has been growing over the last few months and we’re excited to introduce our newest additions!
If you were there, you’re probably still talking about it, right? If not, you missed a great opportunity, which you’ll want to take advantage of next time. Create a great Pebble app and be there!
I’m talking about the recent Pebble Developer Retreat, which took place at Pebble HQ in Palo Alto, California, during the waning days of summer on the eve of Labor Day weekend, August 29th to September 2nd. What an amazing event! Way cool, truly awesome -- all that and more!
More than one hundred Pebble software developers, many of whom had already created really cool Pebble watchface and watchapps, converged in a series of presentations, hands-on coding workshops, discussions, and lots of fun, food and fellowship at the Retreat.
It seems the summer days are only increasing the energy of Pebble developers! There were lots of new watchfaces announced on the forums this week. It's getting hard to try all of them!
Watchfaces are a very visible part of the work they are doing but they are also inventing new ways to use the Pebble SDK. Featured this week: how to take screenshots of your apps, getting facebook and twitter on your wrist (for iOS and Android), wearing barcodes and paying your respect to an old Chinese custom!
(2014 09: This article was updated to add links for SDK 2.0 users and add the resource identifier of the fonts as suggested by Timothy Gray in the comments.)
Just like any modern platform, typography is a very important element of Pebble user interface. As Designers and Developers, you have the choice to use one of Pebble system fonts or to embed your own.
Pebble system fonts were chosen for their readability and excellent quality on Pebble black & white display, it's a good idea to know them well before choosing to embed your own.
We love seeing what you guys are doing with the Pebble SDK! Every day there is more amazing apps that pushes the limit of what we thought was possible and contributes to #makeawesomehappen.
Here is a selection of the apps that caught our attention this week. Developers, please let us know about your apps in the forums or on twitter - And if you make a great video like most of the apps shown this week, it's even easier for us to help you!
- All Posts
- At the Pub
- Beautiful Code
- Down the Rabbit Hole
- Freshly Baked