Keep the Momentum Going: Pebble’s got new Android superpowers (Release Notes)

Android Wear + Pebble

Pebble is all about momentum: Get a good running start, steadily pick up the pace, and keep the party going. On top of firmware and iOS app updates, it’s an especially awesome day for Android Pebblers. Our Android actionable notifications compatibility goes from Beta to public release, giving Pebble the power to reply and act on notifications right from your wrist.

Making the magic happen is easy: simply update your Pebble to the latest firmware released last week (v2.9) and grab the latest Pebble Android app (v.2.3.0) from the Google Play Store. 

Full release notes below.

Pebblers who helped us beta test really loved what version 2.3 lets them do from their watches—like user-defined responses—a feature we added during the Beta testing phase. 

Pebble + Android Wear = Awesomesauce

Get as creative as you want with up to five custom replies

Reply to a Hangouts message with emoji? Thumbs up. 

Send moolah to friends who pass a Square Cash request your way? Make it rain!

For folks on iOS, we integrated all notification actions available (dismissal) to Bluetooth accessories like Pebble back in September with the release of Firmware 2.5. 

Integrating Pebble with Android phones and tablets is thanks to the open approach Google built into Android’s notification system. Openness is a value Pebble shares and appreciates. We hope more mobile operating systems follow suit so all Pebblers—no matter their smartphone choice—can take advantage of all the delightful features we introduce now, and in the future.

Pebble Android App 2.3.0 Release Notes

  • Android Actionable Notifications. Reply and act on Android notifications (requires Firmware v2.9+). See http://pbl.io/f for full details. Note: To respond to Hangouts notifications, the Android Wear app must be installed on your phone.
  • Pebbler-defined replies. Set your own replies to notifications (up to five, so get creative, buddy!).
  • Reply from Pebble using most Android-compatible SMS messaging apps.
  • Automatic app and watchface updates when Pebble is idle.
  • Support for Android 4.0+ devices.
  • Fixed Issues with Whatsapp notifications.
  • UTF-8 support in PebbleKit JS.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.
  • Download 2.3.0 from the Google Play Store.

Pebble iOS App 2.6.4 Release Notes

  • Adds the latest JavaScript Pebble apps available for iOS users in the Pebble appstore.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.
  • No major changes from Pebble iOS App v2.6.
  • Download 2.6.4 from the iTunes App Store.

Pebble Firmware 2.9 Release Notes

  • NEW: Android Actionable Notifications. Adds support for actionable notifications for Pebbles paired with Android smartphones running v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher and the Pebble Android app v2.3.0 or higher.
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements.

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While the rollout of this new Pebble Android app is a huge step in evolving the Pebble Android user experience, there is a lot more that we want to do to set Pebble’s mobile app experience apart, and we are growing both our Android and iOS teams to achieve our vision. If you (or a friend) develop for Android or iOS, are passionate about bringing wearables to the masses, want to push Pebble to the next level, and love working with an awesome team at an innovative company, check out our Jobs page to get in touch!

Post Updated –  4/1/2015