We didn’t get to understand how much apps are pre-installed on the new Apple Watch when you buy or how many 3rd party developed apps are currently available. We do know that there are more than around 20 apps, including a Twitter app, Facebook app, an American Airlines app, Starwood Hotels app, City mapper’s app, Pinterest app and others which are available.
I personally liked the Nike app for the Apple Watch which you can use to invite and challenge your friends for a run and you can see who is leading in a leaderboard list. Furthermore, let’s not forget the default apps that will come built-in with the device, including Siri, music player, weather, calendar, photo viewer, and so on.
Apple did introduce a new SDK for the Apple Watch called WatchKit. This set of tools are design to give users all the tools and API they need to develop new apps specifically for the Apple Watch. I’m sure that by the time the Apple Watch is out and a few weeks after, we’ll have those apps by their thousands. The apps are the main reason why so many people fell in love with the iPhone and iPad, and I’m sure that when more apps introduced, the chances that more people will get to learn about the benefits of Apple Watch. It can really makes life easier and more fun, and I am eager to see what developers will come up with.
Apple might be working on new apps as we speak and might add them before launch. One thing I am pretty sure about, you won’t have to worry about not having ‘enough’ apps for a new Apple device (and I say that as a developer myself).
Here’s a list of the apps that we do know about:
As mentioned on Apple’s website
- World Clock
- Apple TV and iTunes
- Remote Camera
3rd Party (third-party partnerships)
- American Airlines
- Starwood Hotels
- City Mapper
- BMW app
- MLB app
Obviously Apple has given the WatchKit SDK to 3rd party developers of major companies prior to announcing the Apple Watch in order for them to have time to develop new apps, those they can showcase at the Apple Watch launch event.
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