Pandora app on Pebble

Pandora and Pebble: Ready to Rock Your Wrist

We’re excited to announce Pandora’s debut on the Pebble appstore. Working in concert with Pandora’s latest iOS app (v5.3), Pandora for Pebble brings music discovery and control within arm’s length wherever you go. We’re honored to be Pandora’s first wearable partner, and look forward to giving Pandora fans an awesome new way to enjoy streaming, personalized radio from their wrists.

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Pebble App Challenge Final

Two Enter. One Leaves. It’s the Pebble App Challenge Final

This is it, ladies and gentlemen: the main event. Voting came down to the wire, but we have our finalists. The apps which emerged victorious from their semifinal matches to compete for the inaugural Pebble App Challenge Championship are:

Glance vs Smartwatch+

Glance v Smartwatch

Which will it be? Glance (left) or Smartwatch+ (right)?

Today’s voting has begun. Head to the Pebble appstore to pick the app you’d like to see emerge victorious and claim the $5,000 grand prize. The champion will be declared tomorrow, Friday, 11 April (follow the live Pebble App Challenge bracket).

It’s also the last day to enter a drawing for five $500 cash prizes and exclusive Pebble swag:
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Pebble App Challenge Semifinals

Pebble App Challenge Showdown: Final Four

We’re two rounds away from crowning a champion in the Pebble App Challenge—congratulations to our Final Four for making it this far! Today’s voting has begun, so fire up the Pebble appstore to pick the contenders you’d like to see go head-to-head in tomorrow’s Final:

Apps with the most Pebble appstore votes in each match will move on to the Final. The champion will be declared on Friday, 11 April (follow the live Pebble App Challenge bracket).

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Pebble App Challenge Showdown: Elite Eight

After a rough-and-tumble Round of 16, our Elite Eight Pebble apps duke it out in the App Challenge quarterfinals. Fire up the Pebble appstore and support your favorites among today’s match-ups:

The apps with the most Pebbler votes in each match will move on to the next round, until the champion is declared on 11 April (follow the live Pebble App Challenge bracket).

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Pebble App Showdown Day 1

Ready, Set, Vote! Win $500 + Swag in the Pebble App Challenge

After narrowing down our Pebble App Challenge submissions from 218 contestants to 16 finalists, it’s time for Pebblers to vote in our showdown: help us select a champion by this Friday, 11 April.

Our Challenge Finalists have been matched up in a tournament-style bracket. The apps with the most Pebbler votes for each daily matchup will move on to the next round, until a champion is declared at the end of the week.

To vote:

  1. Open the Pebble smartphone app for iOS or Android.
  2. Navigate to the Menu » Get Apps.
  3. Tap the “Vote Now” banner at the top of the Get Apps screen.
  4. Pick your favorites!
  5. The voting period each day is 8:00am–midnight, US Pacific Time.
Vote for your favorites in the Pebble App Challenge on the Pebble appstore for a chance to win $500 + swag.

Vote for your favorites in the Pebble App Challenge on the Pebble appstore for a chance to win $500 + swag.

BONUS: We’re giving away $500 cash prizes and exclusive Pebble swag to five randomly-selected voters! To enter:

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Pebble iOS App v2.1.1 Available Now (Release Notes)

We’re happy to announce an update to the Pebble iOS App (v.2.1.1) is available now for download on the iTunes App Store. As of this writing, the app has only just been made public. It may take time for the update to appear on all app store servers globally.

Pebble Steel

photo credit: @byDavor on Twitter

With so many cool apps on the Pebble appstore now, this latest version of the Pebble iOS App makes it easy and fun to share awesome Pebble apps with friends via email, Facebook, Twitter, and text message.

For example, if you discover the super-cool Futura Weather watchface by Niknam Moslehi and want to share your find with fellow Pebblers, you can easily email, Tweet, post, or text it out.

Sharing Pebble appstore finds, quickly and easily.

Sharing Pebble appstore finds, quickly and easily.

Full release notes below.

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Arctic White Pebble box

Stay Fit and Productive with Pebble at Target

Pebble + Target

We’re excited that Target guests will now be able to discover Arctic White, Jet Black, and Cherry Red Pebble watches at their local store or by visiting target.com (MSRP $149.99). This marks the first time a retailer will carry Arctic White Pebbles, a Target exclusive for a limited time. We think Target guests will enjoy being part of the Pebble community—introducing the fun and useful ways our apps and wearable technology can mesh into their lives with tiny moments of awesome.

Current Pebblers are no strangers to Pebble’s sharp and clear e-paper display and animated graphics. Fully readable in bright daylight with up to a week-long battery life, Pebble pairs with iOS and Android smartphones over Bluetooth, bringing remote controls and glanceable information to your wrist. Music control, text messages, emails, caller ID, and even Target Cartwheel notifications are all available out of the box. Using the Pebble smartphone app, users can choose from thousands of downloadable apps like eBay, Foursquare, RunKeeper, and Yelp in the Pebble appstore.

Keeping Fit and Productive with Pebble

Like many Pebblers, the Target community loves to stay fit and productive. While we couldn’t possibly lay out all the ways Pebble meshes with people’s lives on those fronts, we can definitely highlight some of our favorites.

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Pebble at GDC: let’s play

When we launched SDK 1.0 almost a year ago, we knew it was only a matter of time until developers started making games for Pebble. Before long, we saw great Tetris, Pong, and Asteroid clones available for download from My Pebble Faces.

Now, with SDK 2.0, which includes accelerometer support, and the Pebble appstore for iOS and Android, there’s never been a better time to develop games for Pebble. In addition to classics titles like Pebtris, Pebloid and multiplayer Chess, Tiny Bird (a Flappy Bird clone) is consistently one of the most popular downloads on the Pebble appstore. Below are the top 10 games currently available on the Pebble appstore.

  • Tiny Bird
  • MiniDungeon
  • Pebtris
  • Ledge Climber
  • Chess
  • Falldown
  • Orbtime
  • Pebloid
  • Blackjack
  • Ask the Helix Fossil

We believe Pebble is a great new platform for studios around the world to create awesome  games — specifically mini games and casual games. Today at GDC, we’re introducing three new titles which are going live on the Pebble appstore: Mr. Runner (Zing Games), an endless runner; Icon Pop Quiz (Alegrium), a fun quiz game; and Hatchi (Portable Pixels), a Tamagachi like game. Continue reading…