I was a little bummed when I learned this weekend that iOS would be getting the Pebble appstore first. I was mostly bumming because we were getting one of those “coming soon to Android” stories that we hear all the time which usually means it’s really not that close. However, Pebble did us Android users a solid and posted a beta for us to play with Monday evening. Pebble Beta version 2.0-BETA8 is available to download and play with now, and it will finally update your Pebble to v2.0.0.
Since this is a beta release, Pebble has even listed some known bugs. If you find any not listed, you can help out the Pebble-Android community by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Here’s the list of known bugs:
- The pairing process has some issues. We recommend first pairing in the bluetooth settings of your phone and then starting the pebble app.
- You will not be able to configure an app if it is running on your Pebble. Exit the app (or watchface) before clicking the settings button.
- When installing an application with the pebble tool, you will need to press the “Load” button on your phone to proceed with the install. Make sure the app is launched and in the foreground before you run
getAccountToken()currently returns an hardcoded token.
- If your are an Android developer, you might have the Android dev options of “Limit Background Processes” and “Don’t Keep Activities” checked. You need to uncheck/disable these to use the Pebble app.
So, I’m pretty excited to play with the app. I’ve loaded a few screen shots of the new Pebble BETA. I’m really liking the new look and can’t wait to explore all of the new functionality. I like the dark theme it’s using and am looking forward to it’s full release.
To install the new Pebble BETA for yourself, follow the link below to the Pebble Developer Blog and download it there. You will need to sign up for an account.
So who else is stoked that Android got the beta today? Who else downloading it now? What are your thoughts? What are the first apps you want to try out with Pebble 2.0? Let us know by commenting below!