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Apple announced on Tuesday that all registered developers can now submit Apple Watch app submissions based on WatchKit for approval on the App Store. A number of popular apps have already been updated with Apple Watch support on the App Store over the past week, and the approval process is now extended to all members of Apple's Developer Program.

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Apple has updated its WatchKit website with details on how developers can optimize the design and development of their Apple Watch apps, including the app's name, description, icon, screenshots, keywords, version number and build number. Apple Watch apps, excluding the ones that have already appeared on the App Store, should be steadily approved leading up to and following the launch of the wrist-worn device.

A select number of testers and reviewers will be able to access the apps prior to April 24, unless developers set the release date for their apps to "manual" and update on that date. Apple Watch apps that have started appearing on the App Store include Evernote, Sky Guide, Dark Sky, Target, NYTimes, Procreate Pocket, Yahoo Tourney Pick'em, ECB Cricket, The Wall Street Journal, MLB.com at Bat and Expedia.

Article Link: Apple Begins Accepting Apple Watch App Submissions From All Developers
 

Alex Moran

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In before they "beta testers" and "you're an idiot for buying one" comments
 

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ttss6

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Would that mean the Apple Watch App Store will open soon? It'd be nice if they did on the 10th or around then so I can start making a list of apps to add to my Watch as soon as I get it.
 

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i want one of the flashing apps so that when someone is looking for me I can hold my hand up and they just follow the light. :)

Let's make it happen.
 

bbeagle

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Would that mean the Apple Watch App Store will open soon? It'd be nice if they did on the 10th or around then so I can start making a list of apps to add to my Watch as soon as I get it.

There is no 'Apple Watch App Store', and won't be for some time. All Apple Watch apps are 'bonus' features to a regular iPhone app. (i.e. for every Apple Watch app on your Watch springboard, you'll have an iPhone app on your iPhone springboard)
 

phillipduran

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Keep this post for posterity: The Apple Watch will flop.

And I'm an Apple fanboy. I don't say this out of malice.

I'm expecting to see a huge change in marketing for the thing in about 6 months. I see the whole fashion bling idea fading away fast.
 

farmkittie

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I want an app that sends an electric shock to whomever I tap on my work contact list. Name it ZapBully.
 

andrewmaj

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There is no 'Apple Watch App Store', and won't be for some time. All Apple Watch apps are 'bonus' features to a regular iPhone app. (i.e. for every Apple Watch app on your Watch springboard, you'll have an iPhone app on your iPhone springboard)

You apparently have yet to open the Apple Watch app?
 

Rogifan

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There is no 'Apple Watch App Store', and won't be for some time. All Apple Watch apps are 'bonus' features to a regular iPhone app. (i.e. for every Apple Watch app on your Watch springboard, you'll have an iPhone app on your iPhone springboard)

The Watch app has an 'app store' which will allow you to search for apps that support Watch.
 

extricated

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There is no 'Apple Watch App Store', and won't be for some time. All Apple Watch apps are 'bonus' features to a regular iPhone app. (i.e. for every Apple Watch app on your Watch springboard, you'll have an iPhone app on your iPhone springboard)

I could be mistaken, but I had the impression that the Apple Watch App will have an App Store. Just taking the app at face value, it looks like we'll have an internal App Store of some kind.
Of course, I don't know what the implementation will actually look like - it could very well just launch the regular App Store, but that doesn't make sense for true stand-alone apps.

*EDIT*
Looks like a few folks responded similarly on this. I just took too long to compile my reply. :)
 

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Saucesome2000

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This is going to be the first Apple product that I will be able to buy the first generation of. I can actually afford $350 and I've already found $350 worth of other objects I was going to purchase that will make this a smart bet. Even if the naysayers are right and it is only relevant for one year before I need to buy a new one.
 

TheRealTVGuy

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Am I the only one who had to click on the link for "Procreate Pocket" to learn what it was?

I thought it was an app to schedule Natural Birth Control/Best times for Ovulation.
 

redheeler

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In before they "beta testers" and "you're an idiot for buying one" comments

I can't speak for other posters, but I don't care what you do with your money. I wouldn't buy one, though.

I'm expecting to see a huge change in marketing for the thing in about 6 months. I see the whole fashion bling idea fading away fast.

How so? It's primarily good as a fashion accessory, certainly not as much a useful tech gadget.
 
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