It’s been an incredible two years since I started developing RPWS. I’ve learned a lot, and I’ve become a better person through this service. I need to thank every last one of you for helping me build and grow this service. From the people who simply glanced at my Reddit posts, to the people who even threw some money at me: thank you. You’ve helped me change my life.
I started RPWS as a learning experience in late 2017. It started as a simple replacement appstore for the Pebble Time. One evening a few months into the project, I started playing around with Timeline support. RPWS was originally a couple of PHP scripts with a little MySQL database. Since then, I’ve rewritten the service twice in C#, bought extra servers, and most importantly learned a lot.
I generally try not to reveal a lot of information about myself on the internet, but I think this is a good time to make an exception. I started RPWS as a teenager trying to learn how web development works in a meaningful and useful manner. I think, by all accounts, that RPWS served its purpose for me well.
RPWS will enter read-only mode on January 1st, 2020. You can use and set up RPWS until this date. After this date, you won't be able to modify any data on your account. The closure of the appstore will be announced at a future date. You should migrate to Rebble to continue using your Pebble smartwatch. Some time after the 2020 date, RPWS will go offline.
Some other of my other Pebble related projects are not canceled! WebPebble and the RPWS app for Android are still on hold for the moment, but I do have some plans for them in the future. Hang tight!
RPWS has changed my life for the better. Thank you, and goodbye, with love. ❤