Apple should ban non-native apps.

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The experience is awful and next to no one who ever uses one keeps using third party apps. Native or nothing I say. Who agrees? (or disagrees!)
 
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Floris

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The experience is awful and next to no one who ever uses one keeps using third party apps. Native or nothing I say. Who agrees? (or disagrees!)
Can you clarify what you mean with this? I do not have a watch yet, I try to skip 1st-gen stuff.
Native as in , developed by Apple?
And third party as in .. say 1pass watch app or cnn-news ticker? stuff like that?

Why ban them? I mean, if an app isn't up to par, perhaps the screening process should be tightened up, but I don't think banning the guys from 1password for supporting the watch, or blocking big companies with buggy watch apps is really the way to go.

Maybe I Just don't understand what you're trying to say, sorry upfront.
 

BlueMoon63

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Can you clarify what you mean with this? I do not have a watch yet, I try to skip 1st-gen stuff.
Native as in , developed by Apple?
And third party as in .. say 1pass watch app or cnn-news ticker? stuff like that?

Why ban them? I mean, if an app isn't up to par, perhaps the screening process should be tightened up, but I don't think banning the guys from 1password for supporting the watch, or blocking big companies with buggy watch apps is really the way to go.

Maybe I Just don't understand what you're trying to say, sorry upfront.
Native means it is on the watch loaded locally instead of running on the phone and transferring across Bluetooth. Think of native apps as installed on the watch. Before os2 only apple apps were installed on the watch.

Some of my third party naive apps load very fast but I agree with the OP. It's a bad experience loading apps from the phone.

I'm sure there is an exception someone will point out but they should be installed on the watch or not allowed.
 

musicpenguy

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Too soon to yank out nearly 100 percent of the apps available - they will fade away as OS updates require things like how some apps aren't available on iOS 9 that were built for iOS 4
 

Floris

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Native means it is on the watch loaded locally instead of running on the phone and transferring across Bluetooth. Think of native apps as installed on the watch. Before os2 only apple apps were installed on the watch.

Some of my third party naive apps load very fast but I agree with the OP. It's a bad experience loading apps from the phone.

I'm sure there is an exception someone will point out but they should be installed on the watch or not allowed.
Ah yesh! Okay, I see what you mean. Yeah, I think once there's a Watch 2 Summer 2016, that we will see more apps running without requiring the phones, looking forward to that. Thanks for explaining!
 

haruhiko

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The reality is that only very few of the watch apps have been updated to native.
 

SHNXX

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I haven't even seen good native apps yet. All of them seem sluggish and rather low on utility except the ones written by Apple.
 

haruhiko

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Exactly. It's a tad crazy. Thought devs would jump on the opportunity. Maybe by Christmas we'll see.
If Apple has to ban every non native apps for the Apple Watch I think there will be only 20 of them left. I guess nobody is really investing their time and money in Watch apps, even much worse than the situation of iPad apps.
 

igrover

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If Apple has to ban every non native apps for the Apple Watch I think there will be only 20 of them left. I guess nobody is really investing their time and money in Watch apps, even much worse than the situation of iPad apps.

What incentive has Apple given them to spend any amount of time on Apple Watch apps? Developers have to work with an extremely constraining Watch OS and are not getting paid for their extra efforts.
 
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