The official Pebble appstore officially debuted with version 2.0 of the Pebble Smartwatch app for iOS back at the beginning of February, but at the time, Pebble said that its Android equivalent would be held back for a bit to iron out some issues. The company has since been providing beta versions of the Android app to address those bugs. The good news is that today's the day that the Android and iOS Pebble apps are finally made equal once again, as Pebble has officially released version 2.0.12 of its official app.
The most notable feature of this updated Pebble app for Android is the Pebble appstore, which is a Pebble owner's one-stop shop for apps and watchfaces to install on the wearable. In addition to its official appstore, Pebble has packed its updated Android app with goodies like a refreshed user interface, a watchapp locker and a list of prior notifications that gets stored on the Pebble smartwatch. Pebble's full release notes for the 2.0.12 update are as follows:
Obviously it's kind of a bummer that Android-toting Pebble owners had to wait longer than their iOS counterparts to gain access to the Pebble appstore, thankfully the delay only turned out to be a month long. Now they've got easy access to a repository of apps and watchfaces right on their device.
Speaking of apps, Pebble also announced that its formed three new partnerships to create Pebble apps. There's an eBay app that lets users access their feed and add products to their Watch List, an Evernote app that supports viewing notebooks and checklists and a Time Warner Cable app that enables Intelligent Home subscribers to control their appliances using their smartwatch.