WWDC 2015: New developer tools for Apple Watch to be unveiled

Apple Watch will get a new software development kit for apps

By: Tech Desk | Updated: June 8, 2015 2:53 pm
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Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) 2015 is all set to begin tomorrow. Apple will showcase iOS 9, the new OS X for Mac and new features around HomeKit and CarPlay and unveil a new digital music streaming service, according to the rumours.

In addition to this, Apple Watch will get a new software development kit for apps which will allow developers to create new apps for this latest gadget from Apple.

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According to a New York Times report, the new tools will allow for app developers to gain “access to the watch’s heart-rate and motion sensors” of the Apple Watch.

The report points out that in case of the iPhones and iPads, the success of each device was driven by third-party apps and that in case of the Apple Watch too they “could become important selling points for the watch.” Currently a user requires an iPhone to use the Apple Watch but if Apple can ensure that more independent and third-party apps can be created for the Watch, it will change the game.

Where reviews for the Apple Watch go, critics have called it one of the best smartwatches in the market but the problem is the lack of apps or rather apps that are not terrible.

As we had noted earlier, third-party app on the Watch are not at all impressive and so far the Apple Watch feels like a first-generation watch. For the Apple Watch to be a success, Apple will need to get the software side right as well.

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  1. K
    Jun 7, 2015 at 11:16 am
    The Apple Watch is a great gadget that can really make your life easier. This device comes handy where you have to have both of your hands available and don't want to hold you iPhone. Simple example of a great third party app would be Idealist shopping list (). The ui is fresh and extremely functional. This is the real strong side of the Apple Watch.
    1. S
      Jun 8, 2015 at 9:42 am
      First of all they had made watch and now they are trying to make it a success..