Hot on the heels of the launch of its highly successful Kickstarter campaign for the Pebble Time, Pebble has just released the first developer preview of the 3.0 update to its SDK which takes advantage of the wearable's new features.

The new SDK allows developers to craft and update their Pebble apps with the new features of the Pebble Time, such as the color screen and built-in microphone, in mind. Pebble gave a rundown some of the more notable features in version 3.0:

  • Support for 64 colors which all have a name!
  • A brand new animation framework
  • PNG and Animated PNG support in the SDK
  • Detecting which platforms you are building for at compile time
  • Much more to come!

Pebble notes that apps that were built for the current version of the wearable are compatible with the 3.0 SDK with only minor changes required. Additionally, developers will also enjoy increased available memory (up to 64kb) and an unchanged screen resolution.

The release of the SDK comes in the wake of news from earlier today that the Kickstarter campaign for the Pebble Time has already surpassed the record-breaking funding of the original Pebble watch with 29 days left to go.

For much more, interested developers can check out Pebble's blog post, along with an in-depth look at the new SDK from the source links below.

Source: Pebble Developer Blog, Pebble SDK 3.0