Apple Watch runs apps from third-party developers

During the highly anticipated Apple event last night – which announced the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus – it was confirmed that the Apple Watch, set to be released early 2015, will be offering more than just a selection of Apple-designed apps; which include iMessages, Health, Calendar, Weather, Mail, Photos, Camera’s shutter button, Apple Maps and Siri, as well the expected dedicated fitness and workout apps in partnership with Nike.

Apple’s first wearable gadget, which will integrate with iOS 8 devices, has offered access to third-party developers by introducing WatchKit APIs, enabling developers to make their apps compatible with Apple Watch. During the event, Apple demonstrated a number of social media applications that will be available on the Apple Watch, including –

  • Facebook updates and notifications
  • Twitter notifications with favourite/retweet/dismiss buttons
  • The Twitter app, which allows you to read your timeline, see what’s trending and create a tweet
  • Posting to Pinterest, which offers up nearby sites

The Apple Watch will be available in three models – Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch Edition – with various sizing options and features on offer for each.

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