WatchKit Unleashed

Yesterday, Apple made WatchKit available to developers, allowing the creation of iPhone apps that send actionable notifications, “Glances”, and apps to the Apple Watch.

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Apple has gone all out with the release of WatchKit, offering iOS 8.2 beta, Xcode 6.2 beta, the Apple Watch Human Interface Guidelines (HIG), a 28 minute video, ample documentation, and much more.

As usual, Frederico Viticci has done a great job of collecting information and reactions from around the web concerning the release of WatchKit, which you can see here.

Interesting nuggets of information include the size of the screens, 272×340 and 312×390, the naming and release of Apple’s own custom font for Apple Watch, dubbed San Francisco, and the promise that the ability to develop fully-native Apple Watch apps is coming “later next year”. I can wait to see what developers create between now and the Apple Watch launch next year!

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Justin Fleming

My name is Justin and I am an IT analyst living in North Carolina. I enjoy using and talking about technology in all of its forms.

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