It seems like Pebble just caused Kickstarter to crash. The smartwatch maker announced today that they will be offering a Steel version of the upcoming Pebble Time. Those who have backed the Pebble Time can go to Kickstarter to update their reward tier to Pebble Time Steel.
Shortly after the announcement, Kickstarter website starts to experience some issue. According to Status.Kickstarter.com, the site is experiencing slow performance and they are adding capacity to handle elevated traffic.
Elevated traffic. Hmmm….. A quick look at the uptime and respond time shows that the issue started shortly after 9pm Singapore time. Pebble made the announcement at around 9pm Singapore time.
Seems like Pebble just crashed Kickstarter server.