Prebble, the independent smartwatch pioneer which successfully launched it's Pebble smartwatch earlier this year thanks to crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, just announced that it has archived a deeper iOS integration. Furthermore it unveiled some statistics which are a result of Pebble's close work with developers worldwide; which helped create thousands of apps for Pebble customers on both - iOS and Android. This work resulted in 190,000 worldwide shipped Pebbles, 2 million downloaded apps and faces, 2,200 apps and faces on mypebblefaces.com, 80,000 created watchfaces on watchface-generator.de and 50+ companion apps available on the iTunes and Google Play with 10,000+ registered developers.
However, Pebble also continued its own development and just announced a new update that's going to make Pebble even more useful; at least for iOS 7 users. Pebble is now fully integrated with iOS 7 and works seamlessly with Apple's Notification Center. This means that any notification enabled in Notification Center will appear on the Pebble; and this includes notifications beyond calls, texts and E-Mails, such as Calendar, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Flickr, Dropbox, WhatsApp, Flipboard and more. On top of this, Pebble will support Bluetooth 4.0 LE which should increase the battery time dramatically!
While the Pebble SDK 2.0 and the APIs will also available for Android developers, Pebble hasn't made a specific Android announcement yet nor have we heard anything about a possibly upcoming support of Windows Phone 8.
UPDATE: The iOS 7 notifications update is now available in the iTunes Store. (12.11.2013)
Cheers ~ Arne