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Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ring33, Feb 20, 2015.
Apple Watch will get released soon. What apps would you like to see on your Apple Watch?
Ski Tracks - show last run data when on lift and buzz when break top speed
Look, I'm a big fan of Flipboard... But it has no place on a watch. I can see Steam for chat applications or whatever, but seriously, Flipboard? How would that even work? Would it show headlines only or full stories?
I guess you can count me in the camp of "the watch has its own special purposes and some apps are best left on the phone/tablet."
That said, RunKeeper, Strava and Wahoo are my fitness trio of choice for the Apple Watch.
I'd say Honeywell for their smart thermostats (or Nest if you've got it), but their iPhone app leaves much to be desired (IE: login every time you use the app) so I'm not thinking a watch app would be particularly useful.
It's a stretch, but there's one awesome app which I would love to have on the watch: Just Landed. For those who don't know, it's a flight tracker which looks at your location, traffic and flight delays, then tells you when to leave so you can pick someone up at the airport. My only complaint is that it should do the same for when to leave to drop someone off too, but seriously it's a great app. Being able to check my watch and it gives me an accurate countdown for how much time I have left would be an amazing improvement from simply checking the time. Actually, I wish I had an app that did that for literally everything. "Oh, my pizza will be ready exactly when I arrive if I leave in five minutes? Cool." "Hey, we need to leave in 17 minutes if we want to get to the theater when the doors open." Etc. Sure, you can check the map, get a travel estimate, plan ahead how much time you need, check the map again when you want to leave and keep adjusting your timing, but why not have an app do that for you?
(Well, it's a watch after all. )
This will be awesome for all forms of public transportation. In New York, there is now a website you can check to see the location of buses. While great, we have to keep checking the website every few minutes to see if the buses are close enough that you should make your way to the bus stop. What we need is an app to notify you when the bus is 2 stops away, or whatever distance you set. Such notifications coming to your phone would be great, but on a watch it'd be truly awesome.
I want Clash of Clans to have glances.
A Weather App that takes information from my local weather station.
I don't use the Apple weather App on my iPhone as it mostly shows wrong information.
Golf Rangefinder and scoring app.
A delivery status app with glances would be great
I envision flipboard as headlines on the watch, and then if you see any stories you like, save them for later and then read them on the phone. Maybe that's too complicated, but we don't really know the watches main uses until it launches. I'd like steam just to check out the sales for the day/week, although I can't see valve releasing an app like that.
It would be great if the watch has Hand Off feature, in that whatever you're looking at the watch, if you take out the phone, swipe Flipboard icon on the Home Screen you will be taken directly to that story.
Would music app on the watch be able to control other apps like Spotify from the iPhone? If not, Spotify would be my number one 'want'.
I'm sure this one is already coming.
In a future watch (with GPS), Nike and a host of other fitness apps would truly be phone-free for accurate route/distance information.
The Harmony Remote app would be cool. I could control everything from my wrist! Never have to reach for the control again!! (or search for it)
MLB. Give me a buzz when my team scores
Paprika (recipes and timers)
iDevices (bluetooth temperature probes)
MotionX apps like 24/7.
Clear (to-do list)
(Real) Football goal alerts - though this just needs to be notifications rather than a full app. This is perfect for the watch, kinda awkward on a phone.
Chromecast remote would be cool too.
It's an app for health warning. Since we don't really know much about the health sensors for Watch, this app could be anything (open for future additions) including but not limited to Cholesterol level, blood sugar level, heart rate, etc. based on the sensors within the Watch. Imagine how many life can this feature save if it's working as intended.
It's an app for communication through gestures to your loved ones, ie. you draw something of the watch face and the other person sense it in real time.
It's an app to remind you gently (subtly: nudge nudge) at specific time to: move around, drink water, take a deep breath, etc.
Goal/Target of the Day
It's also a simple app to shows your progress during the day (in a clock face) of what you set as your goal of the day, be it writing that chapter of book/blog, 30 minutes running, steps, studying that particular subject, etc.
Things, but given Cultured Code's laid back time schedule we should expect to see it sometime in late 2017 (At least they were quality over quantity with the iOS 7 update)