July 24, 2014

Pebble announce smartwatch app challenge winner

smartwatch+

Pebble have announced the winner of their $5,000 smartwatch app challenge with the finalists only separated by 235 votes.

The winner was Smartwatch+ developed by Robert Hesse.

Smartwatch+ allows you to display additional information on your watch, such as weather, your iPhone’s battery status, current stock and Bitcoin prices, your current GPS location, your latest calendar appointments, as well as reminders. Additionally, you can control certain functions of your phone from the watch, such as taking pictures, controlling the music volume, playing a sound to find your phone, and sending HTTP requests for home automation, etc..

Over 218 contestants entered the competition to submit apps for the Pebble smartwatch, and the following apps narrowly missed out: