App stores

Pebble appstore goes live for iOS with Android “coming very, very soon”

Pebble App Store

As we reported this weekend, Pebble today launched its Pebble appstore with over 1000 apps and watchfaces. Whereas until today, Pebble users, now more than 300,000 strong, had to visit third party resources, they will now have a “simple one-stop-shop for you to discover, manage, and install apps and watchfaces” available to them as well. There are separate areas for apps […]

Pebble appstore to launch on February 3

Pebble appstore

Pebble announced late yesterday that its new Pebble appstore will launch on Monday, February 3 at 1000 PT (1300 ET). The company is using the weekend to put “the final touches” on it prior to its debut in a couple of days. It will offer a curated selection of apps in categories such as Daily, Remotes, Games, Notifications, Tools & Utilities, Fitness, […]

Pebble appstore coming in early 2014

Pebble App Store

While apps have been available for the Pebble smartwatch for some time now, those looking for them have had to rely on third-party app stores like MyPebbleFaces to get them. That is set to change next year. Pebble yesterday announced that it will launch its own app store in early 2014. It will go live alongside the Pebble SDK 2.0. […]

Apple names ‘Best of 2013’ apps and games

Apple Best of 2013

Continuing a yearly tradition, Apple today named its ‘Best of 2013’ apps and games. There is one list for the iPhone and one for the iPad. Without further ado, here are the winners and runner-ups: Apps: iPhone App of the Year: Duolingo – Learn Languages for Free (free) iPhone App runner-ups: VSCO Cam (free), Endless Alphabet (CA$5.99) iPad App of […]

Apple iTunes Store sells 25 billionth song

Apple today announced that it has now sold over 25 billion songs through its iTunes Store. “We are grateful to our users whose passion for music over the past 10 years has made iTunes the number one music retailer in the world,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Averaging over 15,000 songs downloaded per […]

Apple App Store tops 40 billion downloads with record December month

Apple today announced that 40 billion apps have now been downloaded through its App Store. Nearly half of those downloads came in 2012 alone with December setting a record with over two billion downloads during the month. These numbers do not include re-downloads and updates. “It has been an incredible year for the iOS developer community,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s […]