Bienvenue, Willkommen, and Bienvenida to new Pebble localizations (Release Notes)

UPDATE: This post has been revised to include release notes for Pebble’s Firmware (v2.8.1) and Android app (v2.2) updates.

Pebble in French, German, and Spanish

We’re flipping the switch on something that kept a low profile in Firmware 2.8, awaiting updates to Pebble’s iOS and Android apps. With version 2.6 for iOS (ready now) and 2.2.0 for Android (coming soon), we’re thrilled to make Pebble and its apps more multi-lingual than ever with international translation.

Pebble app, now in French, German, and Spanish

Today brings full French, German, and Spanish support to Pebble’s interfaces, making the Pebble experience even more enjoyable for native speakers of those languages.

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A world of increíble Pebble updates: Firmware, Android, and iOS (Release Notes)

It’s tough to put into words just how much we love Pebblers all over the world…

We love you, Pebblers!

“Máme vás rádi!” “Við elskum þig!” “Kochamy cię!”

…but it’s safe to say making Pebble more awesome with each and every update is a great place to start. Today, we’ve got love to share on three fronts: Firmware, Android, and iOS. The Android app update will be a phased roll-out: available today to 10% of Pebblers who visit the Google Play Store, with access expanding over the next couple weeks. Pebblers can also join our Beta Channel for early access to test releases of the Pebble Android app. 

Firmware v2.8: Multi-language Notifications

Firmware 2.8 adds full character support for the broadest set of languages to date. For Pebblers who receive notifications in the newly supported languages, special characters like “ß” and “Ż” will appear correctly, as opposed to showing up as “unknown character” boxes. Over 98% of Pebblers in the world can now fully receive messages and alerts in their native language. Today’s update paves the way for more languages to come in the future, as Pebble steadily lands in more countries around the world. 

Notifications in 80 languages

To test out Pebble’s newly-supported characters, try sending yourself the following message after updating to 2.8: ÑÔ møŕě bòxĕš fōř ėïġĥťý ŀæńģūåĝęş!

No more boxes in eighty languages!
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UPDATED: Pebble Android App v2.0.15.4 Available Now (Release Notes)

Update: This post is been revised to reflect the availability of the Android Pebble App v2.0.15.4.

The latest version of the Pebble Android app (v2.0.15.4) is now free to download on the Google Play Store, bringing with it some bug fixes and an alert when trying to download apps that are incompatible with the latest Pebble firmware.

Pebble App on Google Play

As of this writing, the updates have only just been made public. It may take time for what’s new to appear for you. To update your Pebble Android app, visit the Google Play store.

We hope you enjoy what’s new. Please keep us posted on Twitter, Facebook, or contact us directly about what you’d like to see next!

Full release notes below.
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Update-pa-looza! New Pebble Firmware, Android App, and iOS Apps Are Live

Our Team’s been hard at work and are happy to share updates to your Pebble’s firmware, Android app, and iOS app…all on the same day! As of this writing, the updates have only just been made public. It may take time for what’s new to appear for you.

  1. To update your Pebble firmware, open your current Pebble smartphone app.
  2. To update your Pebble smartphone apps, visit either the Google Play or iTunes app store, whichever is appropriate for your device.

A slew of Pebble updates.

We hope you enjoy what’s new. Please keep us posted on Twitter, Facebook, or contact us directly about what you’d like to see next!

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Pebble Android App v2.0.15 Available Now (Release Notes)

We’re happy to announce the latest Pebble Android App (v.2.0.15) is available now on the Google Play Store. As of this writing, the update has only just been made public. It may take time for the new version to appear on all Play Store servers globally.

Pebble App on Google Play

Pebblers can expect a more stable experience with this latest update, especially regarding the reliability of Bluetooth connections across a wide range of compatible Android devices.

We hope you enjoy what’s new. Please keep us posted on Twitter, Facebook, or contact us directly about what you’d like to see next!

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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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It’s Time for the Pebble appstore on Android, new partner apps, and SXSW!

We’re excited to announce that the Pebble Android app featuring the Pebble appstore is now available for download from the Google Play store. It’s taken a bit longer than expected, but we wanted our Android users to enjoy the same seamless and delightful experience we recently provided to Pebblers on iOS.

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Special thanks to the Pebble users and developers who tested our Android beta builds: your help and feedback was invaluable. So dive in, because it’s time! Download Pebble for Android 2.0 from Google Play and unlock a whole new universe of apps and watchfaces waiting for you in the Pebble appstore (full release notes after the jump).

If you’re looking for sweet Android and Pebble apps and watchfaces to get started with, check a few of our favorite Android companion apps:

  • Glance lets you customize your Pebble with weather, calendar, and stocks and send pre-configured SMS messages.
  • Canvas lets you design watchfaces on your smartphone and publish them instantly to your Pebble.
  • PebbleCam turns your Pebble into a remote viewfinder and control for your smartphone camera.
  • Music Boss lets you to launch and control any music app on your smartphone from your wrist, with volume control included.
  • Sleep as Android is a smart alarm clock and sleep-cycle tracker that integrates with Pebble and wakes you up gently.
Featured Android Companion Apps on the Pebble appstore

Featured Android Companion Apps on the Pebble appstore

New Partner Apps!

We’re also thrilled to welcome three new partners, launching today on the Pebble appstore: eBay, Evernote, and Time Warner Cable. They join our growing lineup of partners, including Mercedes-Benz, Yelp, and Foursquare!

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