Apple Helping Developers Finalize Apple Watch Apps at Cupertino Headquarters

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    Apple has invited third-party developers to its headquarters in Cupertino, California to allow them to test and finalize apps for the Apple Watch, according to 9to5Mac. The report claims that developers have been arriving at One Infinite Loop this month to work with Apple engineers on finishing WatchKit-based apps in categories such as sports, productivity and finance.
    MacRumors reported a few weeks ago that some developers have been asked to have Apple Watch apps readied by this month, although this report claims that Apple seems to be operating on a more urgent timeline, possibly in order to ensure that some apps are finalized for an upcoming marketing initiative or media event. In the meantime, Apple has reportedly been holding workshops to train retail employees about the Apple Watch in Los Angeles, Cupertino, Austin and Atlanta.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed the Apple Watch will launch in April.

    Article Link: Apple Helping Developers Finalize Apple Watch Apps at Cupertino Headquarters
     
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    I can see Tim Cook's influence of have a very organized way of doing things. They're asking for apps ahead of time so they can test the Apple watch and ensure that it works with developers' apps. In addition, they're getting good feedback for additions to the SDK.

    I also see now what's happening with the iOS releases. iOS 7 was a visual revamp. iOS 8 was a feature revamp. iOS 9 is a stability revamp. It's a nice progression. Apple has a nice UI and a feature set that more or less doesn't have any major gaps. Now they are going to polish everything.
     
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    Seems like Apple are wanting to manage this release more closely than others such as the iPad. I thnk that they recognise the risk this product faces - if it doesn't get off to a flying start with smooth operating and battery efficient apps there is the risk that the product will be tarnished. Looks like a sensible significant amount of investment going into this.

    I. Can't. Wait. even though I have to.
     
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    Apple has been doing this for years. It's not new to Tim Cook or even the Apple Watch.
     
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    That means Apple Pay in Germany isn't that far away. :cool:

    Looking forward to try all these Apple Watch apps!
     
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    I wouldn't be caught dead wearing a "sky blue" band on my watch!
     
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    interesting to read indeed yet my german bank hasnt even managed to update their app for the iPhone 6/6+ screen after all these months
     
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    Haha funny you mention that - today my bank finally released the iPhone 6 update. Perhaps it's also yours. :D ;)
     
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    You will be drugged, bound, and forced to wear one. Crowds of strangers will be brought in to point at you and laugh.

    You can wake up now.
     
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    Sorry your app remains on screen for more than 5 seconds, it will drain the battery, go back and modify it to only show for 2 seconds :D
     
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    I see the event invitation title in front of me! "Be on time." :D
     
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    I don't see the practicality for owning an Apple Watch, yet I still want it.

    Problems.
     
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    It's the power of the Apple logo and the empty promises about how life changing it will be.
    See you in line....while I'm sitting at home laughing.
     
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    Maps is a good example. If the initial experience consumers have is negative it's going to make them less likely to buy/use the product. How many people had a bad experience(s) with Apple maps and never went back? Launching this product smoothly and with as few bugs as possible is super important.
     
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    Here's to hoping for Angry Birds on day one that fall faster depending on your BMI or pulse.

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    Oh, yes, and it's definitely gonna need a cursor…
     
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    Very excited to see what apps are available on day one.
     
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    i sure hope that nike is onboard at the start. could this possibly launch in early April?
     
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    Hopefully Apple has enough engineers to make iOS 8.2+ versions not have battery drainage, and also make iOS 9 the "Snow Leopard" of iOS. :D
     
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    It would have been even nicer if iOS 7 and 8 weren't so buggy on release. Why is 9 suddenly going to end this pattern?
     
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    I loved this. PANIC
     
  23. i.mac macrumors 6502a

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    Nice. Apple doing things their way. Everyone benefits. In getting an apple watch for my significant other.
     
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    Snow leopard took 22 months to become good after release... So, it could be that mythical animal (sic) if IOS 8 becomes good just before IOS 10 is release... (sic)

    Not sure you actually want that.

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    Considering the very high number of Apple users using Map, maybe the effect wasn't profound as you think.
     
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    First World ones I believe. :D
     

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