The Pebble smartwatch is one of the best options on the market; it supports iOS and Android, has a large base of developers, and has a great battery. Now, it’s about to get even better.
The company announced on Wednesday that, following the introduction of Pebble SDK 2.0, it will now offer a marketplace for developers to publish applications for end users. The store will exist inside of the Pebble app on Android and iOS, and will be split up into seven different sections, including Daily, Remotes, Games, Notifications, Tools & Utilities, Sports and Fitness and Watchfaces.
Pebble says it will highlight the top apps in each category in addition to freshly published apps. There are plenty of ways to find this sort of content already, though it’s mostly through third-party options, so we’re glad there’s going to be a one-stop shop for new apps direct from Pebble itself. The best part? It’s all free.
Pebble says that the store won’t support paid applications from the get-go, so it’s purely a place to find more value for your watch. New apps can be submitted through Pebble’s developer portal online, and those who want to charge for apps can still just publish them to Google Play.
Pebble’s app store is set to launch in 2014, and we can’t wait to check it out. For now, enjoy the screen shots of the dev portal above and below for a taste of what’s to come.