1. lkcbharath's Avatar
    Hey Windows Central, I have some seriously awesome news for you if you have a Pebble and a Windows Phone.

    Remember the article Daniel posted about the Pebble app MSFT was working on? I had a Pebble and decided to try it out.

    I downloaded the app from the WP Store in the PC (you cannot do it directly through the phone). Using the Windows Phone App Deployer, I first developer unlocked my Lumia 525 and then deployed the app to my phone. I opened the app, and it tried connecting to the Pebble. Had to unpair and repair it, then after successful pairing I decided to see if the notifications actually work.

    The result:

    img_3371.jpg

    IT WORKS!!!

    Some more screenshots to prove I have the app:

    img_3373.jpgimg_3374.jpgimg_3375.jpg

    Some things for your attention

    • The scrolling isn't fluid, but I expected that
    • The format of the toast notification sent to the Pebble is a Facebook type and therefore not a true one
    • It WORKS in the background too, but the app needs to be running in the background
    • It is inconsistent, and can sometimes not send it to the Pebble
    • I haven't tried Music Controls
    • Email is proper
    • App sometimes crashes while selecting and deselecting apps from the Apps tab


    So, what do you think guys? I'm really excited about how this app will pan out
    Last edited by lkcbharath; 03-13-2015 at 10:49 AM.
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    03-13-2015 10:07 AM
  2. realwarder's Avatar
    Save the APPX. Post a guide to help Pebble owners.

    However, given the expanded Bluetooth profile support (Message Access Protocol and General Attribute Protocol) in WP8.1 Update 2, it may be possible Pebble notifications can integrate in other ways.
    03-13-2015 04:04 PM
  3. ksbanderson's Avatar
    I'm getting "Error - Package could not be registered" using the appx that Rubino posted today. Someone from another thread said it will eventually work if you keep pressing deploy.....
    I've been pressing it for a while now........... ZzZzZz..... :(

    Any ideas?
    03-13-2015 09:39 PM
  4. Polychrome's Avatar
    I'm getting "Error - Package could not be registered" using the appx that Rubino posted today. Someone from another thread said it will eventually work if you keep pressing deploy.....
    I've been pressing it for a while now........... ZzZzZz..... :(

    Any ideas?
    Rename the .zip to .appxbundle
    03-13-2015 10:54 PM
  5. Darth litku's Avatar
    I'm getting "Error - Package could not be registered" using the appx that Rubino posted today. Someone from another thread said it will eventually work if you keep pressing deploy.....
    I've been pressing it for a while now........... ZzZzZz..... :(

    Any ideas?
    Experiencing this also...
    03-13-2015 11:03 PM
  6. lkcbharath's Avatar
    I'm getting "Error - Package could not be registered" using the appx that Rubino posted today. Someone from another thread said it will eventually work if you keep pressing deploy.....
    I've been pressing it for a while now........... ZzZzZz..... :(

    Any ideas?
    Check if your phone is developer unlocked. If it is, then open the appx deployer. And keep pressing deploy, it will eventually deploy the app


    And yes, both the deployer and phone should be 8.1.
    03-13-2015 11:46 PM
  7. lkcbharath's Avatar
    Save the APPX. Post a guide to help Pebble owners.

    However, given the expanded Bluetooth profile support (Message Access Protocol and General Attribute Protocol) in WP8.1 Update 2, it may be possible Pebble notifications can integrate in other ways.
    Daniel already did so I guess, I alerted him about it but no mention of my name :(
    03-13-2015 11:47 PM
  8. zach shaw1's Avatar
    Check if your phone is developer unlocked. If it is, then open the appx deployer. And keep pressing deploy, it will eventually deploy the app


    And yes, both the deployer and phone should be 8.1.
    I followed this advice,
    but I get another error.
    it says the package signature is not valid, or the WP manifest file is invalid.
    Then it tells me to re-sign with a vaid signature and fix the manifest file. :/
    03-14-2015 03:09 AM
  9. lkcbharath's Avatar
    I followed this advice,
    but I get another error.
    it says the package signature is not valid, or the WP manifest file is invalid.
    Then it tells me to re-sign with a vaid signature and fix the manifest file. :/
    Just keep clicking it, no errors on my 525. I really hope your device is dev unlocked and with the latest updates along with at least Cyan firmware.
    03-14-2015 04:15 AM
  10. Darth litku's Avatar
    I tried my gf's lumia 535 and i did it in just one try, while in my lumia 830 its been a day and still no success...
    03-14-2015 07:55 AM
  11. zach shaw1's Avatar
    I have a 635, idk if im doing it right or what ive never side loaded an app before.
    03-14-2015 01:45 PM
  12. cz9h3d's Avatar
    My Pebble is not notifying me of text messages.....email is working...phone calls are working.
    Any thoughts??
    03-14-2015 06:16 PM
  13. lkcbharath's Avatar
    My Pebble is not notifying me of text messages.....email is working...phone calls are working.
    Any thoughts??
    Check the app list. If Messaging is unchecked, check it.
    03-14-2015 10:41 PM
  14. cz9h3d's Avatar
    Check the app list. If Messaging is unchecked, check it.
    It is checked... Everything is checked! The checks seem to have a mind of their own, anything I do doesn't seem to "stick"
    03-15-2015 08:28 AM
  15. Ariel Tadena's Avatar
    did anyone upload a copy of pebble appx? or another link? i missed the chance of downloading it
    03-18-2015 11:39 PM
  16. DavidinCT's Avatar
    did anyone upload a copy of pebble appx? or another link? i missed the chance of downloading it
    The link to it in the store, you can select to download it manually. It's the same version that everyone else is using.

    I'm getting "Error - Package could not be registered" using the appx that Rubino posted today. Someone from another thread said it will eventually work if you keep pressing deploy.....
    I've been pressing it for a while now........... ZzZzZz..... :(

    Any ideas?
    MAKE SURE your on the newest version of the SDK, you need to be on VS 2013 with SP4 and the 8.1 SDK, If not, you will get this error. It wont be able to read APPX files. When I tried to install it, I had VS 2012 installed, so I had to upgrade it to 2013, download the update to release 4, then install the 8.1 SDK (NOT THE 8.0, it will not install). If you don't have this, plan on it not to install.

    I got it installed last night, Now to test it out for the next few days, so far, calls, emails and texts come through the watch, I am wondering what the hit will be on the battery. If it's major, then I will have give up.

    I picked mine up for $63 (new from best buy), I wanted to give it a solid test to see if I like the fact of having a smart watch. If I do, when a better option comes along I will upgrade.

    I guess I would like a microphone in it so cortana can hear me better (phone in pocket) and color display would be nice with out the battery hit(7 days battery life is big)....

    So far so good....
    03-19-2015 08:43 AM

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