Pebble Notifications app found in Windows Phone Store being tested internally by Microsoft

Pebble Notifications app found in Windows Phone Store being tested internally by Microsoft
Pebble has just returned to its crowdfunded roots with the new Pebble Time. The new smartwatch will continue to support both Android and iOS, but not Windows Phone. However, an internal Microsoft app listed in the Windows Phone Store seems to indicate that Pebble Time will soon support Microsoft's mobile OS.

The Pebble Notifications app found in the Windows Phone Store is being tested internally by Microsoft. The app will apparently help Windows Phone users determine which apps they can receive notifications from on their Pebble Time watch. There are three different options available including No notifications during quiet hours, Email- notifications for inbox only, and Disable all notifications on watch.


The app has recently been updated which means that Microsoft is taking an interest in it. That could point to Windows Phone support on the new Pebble Time. Meanwhile, if you need something around your wrist that works with Windows Phone, let us suggest the Microsoft Band. That wearable works with Windows Phone, iOS and Android and features integration with Cortana for those pairing it with a Windows Phone device. And it offers many of the fitness tracking features that you're looking for.


source: WMPoweruser

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9 Comments

1. Hashed unregistered

Slow but steady, good step Microsoft.

2. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

About time..... About f$@king time.

3. Chuck007

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Yes!!

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

3rd party app eh?

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Nope. My understanding is Microsoft is building pebble support into Windows Phone. Hope they do a good job so WP user can also explore the idea of buying a smartwatch. Pebble is the only platform netural smart watch with open source software library. Microsoft should have done this sooner rather than later.

6. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It was reported that Pebble, despite having no cost into the project, the entire thing offloaded to MS, a full functioning app from ground up, even with possible Cortana integration, was put down by pebble for no good reason other than because.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

If its true, then pebble is being short sighted.

8. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

From what the reports has, it looks to be true. Looks like back in 2013 it started, in terms of good grounds, 2014 the app was ready for release, but it never happened. I think the worst part is, and if true, will have me selling my pebble just because of their decision. MS took all the burden of the app, from the ground up, costs, integration etc. Pebble from what it stats only wanted a working concept, and MS delivered more than that and in a 'brisk' time as well. When you simply deny something freely given to you, that is not a business I like very much.

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Well the devil in always in the details. For this case, unless we know the details on their agreement there no telling why pebble reject Microsoft proposal. Besides pebble open source library is open and Microsoft do not need pebble permission to develop a wp app for it like what they are doing now.

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