You all know how I feel about Pebble. The price is right, it has the most intuitive UI
and, perhaps most importantly, its users have figured out the real
killer app for smartwatches—customizable bands and watchfaces
It must be conceded, though, that the one area where Pebble falls flat is paid apps. There's no shortage of useful apps
and attractive watchfaces
in the Pebble store, but there is a lot of software that was developed for the original monochrome OS and then never updated. Why do developers abandon the platform? Possibly because there is no native system for commercial (ie. paid) listings in the store.
But there is at least a kludge. And that's what today's post is about, the unofficial and rather inelegant solution for paid apps on Pebble.
I had been enjoying a particularly attractive watchface called FEELTTMM
for about 24 hours when my Pebble screen was suddenly taken over by the message you see above. kzl.io redirects to a service called KiezelPay
—"a simple and secure way for developers to accept payments for Pebble apps and watchfaces".