Good news for you BlackBerry 10 toting Pebble users. Talk2Watch Pro has just landed in BlackBerry World. This Pro version brings a handful of new features you’ll want to check out. There’s already a lot of features to see in the regular but the developer has been working hard to bring features a lot of people have been craving for.
One of the biggest features to be found in Talk2Watch Pro is BBM notifications. It is a little bare bones right now but the function is there. I say ‘bare’ because as of right now there isn’t a way to read into the BBM message, nor can you see who the message is from. All you get is a notification to say that you have a BBM message. However, the fact that the feature is here is a huge step forward. You will find that when you send a message, you’ll get an alert too. There isn’t a way to determine whether the message is incoming or outgoing so that’s another thing but it is certainly great that we can be notified nonetheless.
The Pro version also introduces Scriptmode. This feature means that you no longer have to remember button combinations in order to execute a script. All you need to remember is the button combination to activate Scriptmode and all your scripts are accessible with the press of a button. To activate Scriptmode, just jump into the music section, as you would normally and press the top button on your Pebble three times (000). You can then just scroll through all your scripts. The developer has gone ahead and added all the scripts by default so you don’t have to. You’ll also find some scripts in the main section, these are any scripts marked as favourite, you can edit these as you wish.
If you’ve been wanting to try out active watch faces, you can now. The developer has managed to get three active watch faces working - Modern, Futura Weather and YWeather. These watch faces allow you to see the weather permanently on the watch face as well as other things like phone battery status and more. These can be found in the Watch faces section by swiping down from the top. As well as those watch faces, the developer has managed to get the Foursquare Pebble app working. While you can still use the script function to check-in to Foursquare you can load up the Foursquare via the Pebble app and use that too. Just like iOS and Android users. Definitely glad to see that available. As mentioned, you will need to load these using the official Pebble app, sideloaded or via and Android or iOS device.
You’ll notice a UI change in the pro version too. You can now tweak the icons in the main section. If you don’t use certain notifications, then you can untick them and they will no longer show up. You can also adjust how many icons in a row too, this willl adjust the icon size too. The more you put in a row, the smaller the icons will become.
Apart from releasing this Talk2Watch Pro version, the developer, Benjamin Sliwa, has been working on a Talk2Watch API Reference. What this does is let other developers connect with the Talk2Watch app. We’ve already seen the Watch2Watch app and PhotoUploader make use of this and we shall be seeing more apps soon too. I would love to see a sports app (Casca Run) connect with Talk2Watch. If you’re interested, you can check out the Talk2Watch API Reference app in BlackBerry World.
Talk2Watch Pro will cost your $3.99. Look at is as a donation to the developer. He works on this app full-time on top of being a student and is doing wonders with it to brings awesome functionality to BlackBerry 10 users. Both apps will see updates and seeing as it’s the only app we BlackBerry users have right now, let’s support the developer.
Please note, you will need to have at least Pebble 2.0 (beta 4) firmware running on your Pebble watch in order to use Talk2Watch Pro.