Apple announced WatchKit last week, and with it has come a torrent of information about the Apple Watch platform. I’ve been poring over the documentation and playing with the Xcode 6.2 and iOS 8.2 betas ever since, learning as much as I can. It’s especially important for us at Mindtribe to be mindful of how new technologies impact our capabilities and the kinds of products that we and our clients can create for users. It’s with that mindset that I’ve been considering WatchKit, and have come to a few conclusions:
- Apple Watch is going to be heavily dependent on apps adopting modern iOS8 technologies. If you as an app maker aren’t supporting them yet, you should probably start now.
- The WatchKit APIs are representative of how resource constrained the Apple Watch will be. It’s important to understand what the WatchKit technologies are,