Pebble Extends Platform to JavaScript Developers with New SDK

Posted 8/30/2016 6:06:35 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

Pebble Extends Platform to JavaScript Developers with New SDK
Pebble has announced that it has extended access to its open platform to JavaScript developers to make it easier and faster to create new apps. Developers using Rocky.js can now develop their own apps for Pebble. 

Along with this firmware update, Pebble also released new features that will enable quicker actions and faster access to the information that matters the most, including:

- Timeline updates: The new Quick View feature allows users to see what’s coming up next in the day right from their watchface. Pressing down on the watchface gives users access to current events.

- App Glances: View information from your apps without having to open them. 
4-Button Quick Launch: Customize your Pebble even further by assigning your favorite apps to each button for quicker access.

- A Redesigned Health App: The new app focuses on simplicity and glanceability and  reintroduces weekly charts to summarize your health activity. Pebblers can now access the health app by pressing the up button on their watchface, enabling quicker access to step and sleep activity. 

- Email Actions: iOS users can Reply, Delete, and Archive Gmail emails directly from the notifications on their watch through the Inbox, Gmail and Mail apps. 

All of these features are available in the Pebble SDK today.

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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