After dominating wearable market in 2016 and acquiring Pebble, Fitbit is already working on a new big plan that would further stabilize its position on the market. The wearable market is steadily gaining momentum and the company hopes to capitalize that by launching its own app store.
The new app store will be using some of the assets from Pebble's own app store, which had around 14,000 third-party apps. According to company co-founder and CEO James Park, the company plans to launch an app store "as soon as possible."
"There are so many different applications [our partners] want to write," Park said, "from fitness-related ones to pill reminder applications. And we don't have the support in place for that right now, or any software infrastructure on our devices to run those apps."