can anyone actually get the full app store?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by oftheheavens, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    i get featured and search option, no app store option. If i do the multi tap thing i can see where it says app store but then it crashes or just goes back to the first options.

    am I missing something?
     
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  3. teastrong macrumors newbie

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    How? Or where?
     
  4. oftheheavens thread starter macrumors 68000

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    there is a banner that says something about experiencing apple watch apps. still isn't a full solution though, we need a dedicated apple watch app store i guess.
     
  5. priscilla55 macrumors regular

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    There is a dedicated Apple watch App Store - it's contained within your Apple watch app on your phone. It works fine for me and I presume for most other people. Maybe try reinstalling your watch app on your phone?
     
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    I think that's just a page to show you the featured apps, not a full watch appstore. There are thousands of apps support Apple Watch, but only a few at there.
     
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    It works exactly the same way as the regular App Store. There are featured apps that can be reached with the star button and it has a search button that only returns Apple watch apps. Searching will produce results from every watch app available.
     
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  9. oftheheavens thread starter macrumors 68000

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    this is what I figured as well. Searching makes it great if you know what you are searching for. I am sure that there will be revisions to make it easier to bombard our watches with 100's of apps like our phones lol
     
  10. overlyunderme macrumors regular

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    I think there's some confusion in regards to the App Store for the watch, so I'll try my best to clear it up.

    There is no dedicated button for "App Store" for the Apple Watch. All we have is the Featured button. When you click on Featured it takes you to a certain set of apps that Apple has recommened just like the iPhone/iPad App Store. But what we don't see is is the Explore or Top Charts buttons that take us to other apps that we may be interested in beyond the Featured ones. However, we can see more apps by clicking on "Categories" in the top left corner. This takes us to the rest of the apps. If you want to dig further, you need to click on See All so that more options will come up.

    Where the confusion comes in is that many people think that there are thousands of apps out there for the Apple Watch, which there are not. There are only hundreds, and I mean low hundreds out there right now. So what you see listed is what we have. I'm sure more are to come, just give it time.
     
  11. mailboxbetacoin macrumors 6502

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    There are ~3,500 apps compatible with the Watch, not "low hundreds"
     
  12. overlyunderme, Apr 28, 2015
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    can anyone actually get the full app store?

    Yes, but where are they? What is available to us right now sure isn't anywhere close to 3,500. (At least not in the Apple Watch Featured/Categories section).
     
  13. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    The apps are there, but just no way to browse the list. You need to know what you are looking for (e.g. calculator), and then search inside the Apple Watch app (not the appstore app).
     
  14. overlyunderme macrumors regular

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    Ah, I see what they mean now. All the apps are not listed in the Apple Watch app Featured/Categories section. There are apps that have an Apple Watch component and they are in the regular App Store. For instance, the app "Clear" is not available directly from the Apple Watch app section, but if you go to the regular iPhone/iPad App Store, it is there and when you click on it, you'll see something below it that says it offers an Apple Watch component. That's where the number 3,500 comes from and I will admit that I was wrong about that part.

    But it all goes back to everyone asking where is the full Apple Watch App Store? There isn't one. The two are intermingled.
     
  15. Lucifer666, Apr 30, 2015
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