The Pebble Golf App is done.
A golf scorecard app that tracks individual hole scores and gives you a running tally of your whole round. And you can save and load previous rounds.
Similar to many Pebble apps I use, at first it feels like an incremental step up from the status quo (read: using crappy clubhouse pencils). Use it for a few rounds though and you’ll find yourself challenged to ever go back to the old way.
Or think of it like a Mac Retina display – when you first switch it doesn’t feel much different at the time, but when you go back to a non-retina display two months later you ask yourself how you ever lived!
Pebble Golf App v1 – Just In Time For Pebble 2.0
I’ve been looking for a better golf app for the Pebble for awhile. The yardage app that comes with FreeCaddie whet my appetite but is as incomplete as a Dropbox app that doesn’t sync files. I tried looking through the sparse third party Pebble sites but didn’t find any golf apps there either.
So I’d found an opportunity to:
- Learn how to build Pebble apps
- Scratch an itch for an app I want
- Attempt to fill a hole in the market
…and do it all just in time for the launch of the first Pebble app store.
A Much Needed Pebble App Store
Are you ready for the upcoming Pebble 2.0 update? New firmware, a new mobile app, a new SDK, heck even a new watch coinciding with the launch.
Just a tad sexier, right?
Perhaps the most important update with Pebble 2.0 is the app store.
If Pebble has any chance of surviving in the (smart)watch market, the app store is a must have.
As I mentioned before, the Pebble setup process is simple but afterward there’s little guidance to help users find apps and watchfaces – not a good experience for average customers who expect Apple level app store curation.
For now the PGA app is up on My Pebble Faces – download it and tell me what you think – and will be available in the new Pebble app store soon.
[…] app that my (formerly non-developer) co-worker Jeff Steinke created for the Pebble watch: the Pebble Golf App. I don’t have a Pebble watch and I don’t really play golf, but this seems really useful […]