Developers Get Access to Official Pebble Watchface SDK

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    Pebble, the e-paper smart watch that earned more than $10 million on Kickstarter, now has an official public SDK available for iOS developers.
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    At this point in time the SDK is limited to creating different watch faces and does not support the creation of standard apps, though the Pebble website says that a Sports SDK will be added soon, allowing developers to incorporate Runkeeper-style features.

    The new Watchface SDK comes alongside version 1.10 of PebbleOS, which also offers up options for disabling backlighting and vibrations along with several bug fixes for iOS users.

    Article Link: Developers Get Access to Official Pebble Watchface SDK
     
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    on a side note, how the hell is my 20 year old casio watch still working with the same battery?
     
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    Lol, at first I thought it read: Developers get access to iWatch SDK. Looks like I got my hopes up :D
     
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    I'm not sure what developers are supposed to do with this? Make a different clock face? :confused:
     
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    Where do we get that watch face showing the weather?!

    Damn, I want that.
     
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    In before someone says "innovation" , "take note apple" or "slow news day"
     
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    Innovation!

    Take note Apple!

    Slow news day!

    Dangit, you won!
     
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    It's raining somewhere :D.
     
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    This is one of the additional tasks the tooth fairy performs when visiting. :D
     
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    Why Bother Apple will just pull it

    Why even bother to develop for it. Apple will just pull it IF/when they come out with their magical iWatch.
     
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    Still waiting for my colored Pebbles. My patience certainly had not been rewarded. Seriously wondering if Apple will announce a watch before Pebble completes its Kickstarter fulfillment. Glad I eBayed my two black ones while there was a market for them.
     
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    Whoa...nasty looking little buggers!!:eek:

    I wouldn't wear it on a bet...
     
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    They support development on Mac OS and Linux, but not Windows? My how far we've come. :p Although their solution seems to be loading Ubuntu in Virtualbox, Cygwin would probably work too.

    May have to get one of these watches. My developer curiosity is almost unbearable!
     
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    Why the thick bezel? I think they'd look nicer with an edge to edge screen with curved glass? But I guess that's just me.
     
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    Still eagerly anticipating my watch. They're having some difficulty manufacturing the colored ones.
     
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    Why do you want this so badly??
     
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    He wants to see the weather and time with a quick glance at his wrist..?
     
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    I know each person lives their life differently, but I don't get this at all. If I'm outside all I need to do is look AWAY from my wrist to see what the weather is. Otherwise, if I'm planning on doing something that is weather dependent, I can certainly take 30 seconds to look at my phone and make a decision (coat or no). Why on earth would I need a moment-by-moment display of the weather?
     
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    One thing I really dislike about the people on this forum is that before there was any murmur about the "iWatch" we had threads like this http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1359792.

    Post iWatch rumours and we have complaints that only our savior Apple can fix.
    Kinda embarrassing to see.
     
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    Can't relate? I could see how someone would rather take the split second to look at their wrist for some info rather than taking their phone out of their pocket...

    You could make the same argument about people that wear normal watches.. I don't wear one, but I do understand why people like them.
     
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    I wasn't one of them at least... I fully support this watch, but knowing Apple, they may surprise us with unexpected features or design. It could also just turn into another Apple hobby...
     
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    A watch I can understand, though I also don't wear one, because it's much more relevant to on a relatively regular basis to know what the current time is, e.g. how much longer until my next meeting. I'm not going to miss something important if I'm not constantly paying attention to the weather. Like I said, everyone is different, but when you're desperate to get a device so that you don't have to pull another device out of your pocket, to me that seems kind of strange.
     
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