Pebble Opens Their Much Anticipated Smartwatch Appstore – 1K Apps and Watchfaces

Pebble Opens Their Much Anticipated Smartwatch Appstore – 1K Apps and Watchfaces

“It’s time to explore the Pebble appstore.” With those words, smartwatch maker Pebble has opened its long-anticipated appstore – The very first open platform for sharing apps optimized for wearables.

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From the Pebble Website:

We’re extremely proud to announce that the Pebble appstore is now live with over 1000 apps and watchfaces. The appstore is built into the Pebble app on your iOS or Android device, and lets you find, browse and download Pebble apps and watchfaces directly from your smartphone.

The Pebble appstore was first announced in January at CES 2014.

While some great apps and watchfaces were already available for the Pebble, the resources were scattered around the Internet. And, while a treasure hunt can be enjoyable, Pebble’s new appstore promises to become a one-stop shop for Pebble apps and watchfaces, much as Apple’s iOS App Store is for our favorite devices.

The appstore features separate areas for apps and watchfaces, with six app categories: Daily, Tools & Utilities, Notifications, Remotes, Fitness, and Games.

Pebble says the updated app for iOS – which includes the Pebble appstore – is now available for download in the iTunes Store. The company promises the Android app is on the way, as it is currently receiving some “fine tuning.”

The Pebble Appstore announcement:

It’s time to explore the Pebble appstore

Last month at CES 2014 we announced the Pebble appstore — the very first open platform for sharing apps optimized for wearables. We know you’ve all been patiently waiting for the appstore to launch and today’s the day.

We’re extremely proud to announce that the Pebble appstore is now live with over 1000 apps and watchfaces. The appstore is built into the Pebble app on your iOS or Android device, and lets you find, browse and download Pebble apps and watchfaces directly from your smartphone.

Pebble’s mission is to make products that mesh easily with your life. Until now, Pebble users discovered apps and watchfaces through several awesome third party resources like MyPebbleFaces. The Pebble appstore changes all this by providing a simple one-stop-shop for you to discover, manage, and install apps and watchfaces.

The appstore features separate areas for apps and watchfaces, with six app categories: Daily, Tools & Utilities, Notifications, Remotes, Fitness, and Games. This makes it easier than ever to find your next favorite app — whether you’re tracking your workout, managing your music, or controlling your thermostat.

But the Pebble appstore is more than just a centralized location for apps and watchfaces. We’re actively curating the appstore to bring you the best apps and watchfaces every day. In addition, the locker stores your favorite apps and watchfaces and provides a quick and easy way to load and unload them from your Pebble.

The new Pebble app for iOS which includes the Pebble appstore is now available for download in the iTunes Store. We’re still fine tuning the Pebble app for Android, so stay tuned — it’s coming very, very soon.

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