Following last week's big update, the Pebble smartwatch now has a centralized app store where Android users can find nifty content for their monochromatic watch. What next? The team is kicking off the Pebble App Challenge, offering up $5,000 to the app developer who finishes first and a Pebble Steel for each of the top 16 finalists. Users get new apps, some developers get nice stuff, and we the public get to watch the action firsthand.


The challenge starts today, with developers having until 5pm PST March 23rd to make submissions. Between March 24th and the 27th, developers, Pebble owners, and the broader public will vote for their favorite apps, with the top sixteen moving on to the final round of the competition. Then, in the first week of April, Pebble users only will get to vote on a different match each day until one finalist is left standing, with each battle taking place on the homepage of the new Pebble app store.

If you think you and your app have what it takes to win, hit up the link below to sign up.

Pebble App Challenge

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Avalos

    They'll probably look through all the iOS specific apps first, then if the have time they'll check out the Android ones.

  • Jon

    that might be the way it should be. Pebble on android is so fleshed out and feature rich compared to iOS.

  • mustbepbs

    What's the contest? Who can find the only good use for a smartwatch? They deserve whatever prize they get, they certainly have their work cut out for them.

    • Kog

      I love trolls! :D

      • mustbepbs

        So I'm a "troll" because I have an opinion that differs from yours?


  • Phil

    i totally read "Pebble Announces $5000 incentive for anyone who can fix their broken app."

  • Piyush

    Google is releasing its watch OS SDK in few weeks so,
    is this a trick to attaract the DEVELOPERS?

  • akoli

    I'm happy with my pebble overall I lost a couple of good watchfaces when it jumped to 2.0 ...my only real disappointment/niggle is the screen being a crappy plastic... mine is scratched to shit and a nice big dent from a run in with the garage door... a simple little raised border around the edge would avoid most of the scratching as I'm fairly careful most of the time. Might grab the new version at some point and just use this one for rough work. but even gorilla glass isnt scratch proof.