Alongside the plenty of revelations on its iPad, Mac event, Apple announced that the Apple Watch SDK, WatchKit, will be available to developers from next month. With this release Apple is now allowing everyone with access to Xcode the ability to start making software for Apple’s smartwatch. It has already partnered with many developers who have already started developing apps, but now it is time for Apple to go open.
On the day of event the CEO, Apple Tim Cook made the announced on stage, he said that the WatchKit will be made available to developers in November, for app creation and testing before Apple Watch hardware launching in the beginning of the next year.
The announced new software development kit will not just focus on the watch faces but also covers all kinds of the apps. There are many examples of the interesting apps. The BMW app being developed, show you all the things about the status of your car. Apple is also working with many other hotels and airlines to create apps for their services. It has been working with American Airlines to make an app that will help you manage boarding passes and other similar functions.
Apple has been in the discussions about how apps on Apple Watch will be glanceable, that means to collect most information from each app and presenting them for you in a most basic form. These snaps or glances will be incorporated into WatchKit apps, that will let you swipe up from your watch face to see the latest information.
On the day of the announcement of its Apple Watch, at the iPhone 6 event in September, there were only few first-party apps which were said to be there with the smartwatch. With the WatchKit SDK, now there will be a decent population of apps from which to choose at launch, important for content consumption devices.