Hi Brant - Thank you for being such an avid supporter. :)
Update from the team:
"We appreciate the offer, but open-sourcing a portion of our codebase or setting up the NDA and access is not feasible. We love Pebble too, but it’s time to move on to the newer watches. They come with many new cool features that were not possible on Pebble, and we’re focusing our efforts on making our watch apps even better. "
Thanks for the update, perhaps if I lay out some specific questions they can be answered individually:
1) When you say "Android changes", this doesn't really mean anything, it's your App, not an Android update that stopped the Pebble working unless you can provide a little more clarification, it looks like GolfPadGPS have decided not to support the Pebble, I can't see how Google has dictated this?
2) As previously requested could the pre-update APK be made available for us to side-load, so we can use our pebbles again?
This can be obtained on the Internet, but it would be safer to use one that was sourced from you?
Bob (and all) - I've confirmed Pebble support was broken as a part of the latest Android changes. That's what broke compatibility. We can not fix this since support has been discontinued by Pebble for over 5 years now. - Cindy
Hi Bob - I'm referring to the folks at Google Play. They forced us to update something that essentially broke the Pebble support we'd kept in place for the last 5 years. As I understand it, without the change, they weren't going to allow us to submit any future updates on our app. (I'm not part of the technical team, as you can tell. LOL) I have made the team aware of the request. I just don't know how it all fits together from the technical side.
As for WearOS - the "not all rosy" you mentioned are comments about standalone mode on the new OS. We are implementing those features - everything else is supported and compatible currently. Feel free to contact support if you have questions about that @Linda.
Yes, apart from golf, I mainly use mine as a basic watch, not too many smart functions workable for me as my eyesight has gotten weaker over the last couple of years. But looking at the WearOS options they are very bulky and the battery life is pitiful, they are talking 2 days as being very good, I charge my pebble once a week normally Friday evening just before my Saturday game, even after owning it for a number of years, I bet the battery's on these WearOS watches will be even lower after a year usage!
I've also seen comments in the WearOS forum on here that there are issues with club/shot tracking, so not all rosy there either :(
Thanks Bob for picking this up and getting a response from Golf Pad. There is still not another watch on the market as good as the Pebble - not every one wants a bulky sporty one.
Hopefully we can get the Pebble working with Golf Pad again Cindy.
Hi Bob (and all) It seems the app vendor forced our hand on continuing support for Pebble. I'm awaiting additional info to see if there is a way to "roll back" the update...it doesn't sound promising, but I'll keep you posted on any new info I receive.
Hi Bob - let me check with the team. I'll let you know.