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Preparing a new app for the Rebble App Store

Joshua Wise edited this page Sep 27, 2019 · 1 revision

The Rebble App Store doesn't quite have a developer portal yet, but that doesn't mean that you can't create a new app! It takes a little fudging and finickiness, but to submit an app to the Rebble App Store, the core of it is that you need to send me (@joshua on Discord) a zip file (or tarball, or...) that contains all of the assets you need (take a look at the original Pebble app publishing guidelines for hints), as well as a yaml file that the 'add-app' script can use. The yaml file should look like the following:

pbw_file: rss-reader/Pebble-RSS-Reader.pbw
header: rss-reader/Banner.png
description: |
  Hands full? No problem! As long as you have a Pebble smartwatch and at least one free finger, you can read the news -- no pulling out your phone required.

  Pebble RSS Reader is the only way to read complete news articles, blog posts, or anything else with an RSS feed on your Pebble smartwatch. An unlimited number of feeds are supported, as are articles of any length. Peruse the default feeds, or add your own in Settings.

  Enjoy, and long live Rebble!
assets:
-
  name: aplite
  screenshots:
    - rss-reader/Screenshots/Square/1 - Select Feeds.png
    - rss-reader/Screenshots/Square/2 - Select Article.png
    - rss-reader/Screenshots/Square/3 - Front Page.png
    - rss-reader/Screenshots/Square/4 - Inner Page.png
-
  name: basalt
  screenshots:
    - rss-reader/Screenshots/Square/1 - Select Feeds.png
    - rss-reader/Screenshots/Square/2 - Select Article.png
    - rss-reader/Screenshots/Square/3 - Front Page.png
    - rss-reader/Screenshots/Square/4 - Inner Page.png
-
  name: chalk
  screenshots:
    - rss-reader/Screenshots/Round/1 - Select Feed.png
    - rss-reader/Screenshots/Round/2 - Select Article.png
    - rss-reader/Screenshots/Round/3 - Inner Page.png
-
  name: diorite
  screenshots:
    - rss-reader/Screenshots/Square/1 - Select Feeds.png
    - rss-reader/Screenshots/Square/2 - Select Article.png
    - rss-reader/Screenshots/Square/3 - Front Page.png
    - rss-reader/Screenshots/Square/4 - Inner Page.png
category: Daily
large_icon: rss-reader/Icons/Large (144x144).png
small_icon: rss-reader/Icons/Small (48x48).png
title: Pebble RSS Reader
source: https://github.com/Wowfunhappy/Pebble-RSS-Reader
type: watchapp
website: https://github.com/Wowfunhappy/Pebble-RSS-Reader
release_notes: Initial release.

As may be obvious, the filenames should point to filenames inside your tarball. Let me know if you have any questions -- and I'm looking forward to seeing your app soon! :heart:

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