With the grand success of Apple 6 and Apple 6 plus the company today announced that its set of watch kit development tools are now available to developers. This will allow developers to create apps and software for company’s upcoming Apple watch. Watch kit is being released as part of the iOS 8.2 and Xcode 6.2 beta both of which has been made available to developers today. Watch kit provides great insight to developers to develop and create apps and software for Apple watch which is slated for early 2015 release in the market. Both the iOS 8.2 and Xcode 6.2 beta can be downloaded from Apple’s developer site.
The site has watch development resources for developers which will play a crucial role in new software and apps development for Apple’s watch. The sole purpose of introducing watch kit to developers is to provide them with the idea for creating Glances, actionable notification and Apple watch apps that are powered by iPhone. With Glances and actionable notifications Apple wrist watch user can get glances for groups and communities for which they are active members. Glances will provide users with all the information about recopies and benefits of apps. With actionable notifications users will get exact information about American Airlines flight arrival and departure. The users also get active notification for live match scores, news, weather and other information.
Apple highlighted several developers in its press release who have started working with watch kit. ESPN VP John Kosner told media that ESPN will offer snapshots live games through glances and alerts on new scores through actionable notifications.
Instagram has used watch kit in same mode by which Instagram users will get notifications for the images and for the group following. “Apple watch is our most personal device ever and watch kit provides the incredible iOS developer community with the tools they need to create exciting new experience right on your wrist”, said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing. Apple is not letting any stone unturned for promoting Apple wrist watch with its Glances and actionable notifications as its highlight. Apart from well known apps developers for Apple’s watch many 3rd party developers are also trying their hands in providing useful apps for watch. To download the watch kit developer can go to Apple’s developers’ site and download iOS 8.2 and Xcode 6.2 beta which have been made available to developers today.
The watch will be released in early 2015 for Apple lovers till then we can hope that like iPhone the watch will leave trade mark in Apple’s history.