Whatsapp

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

  1. ianfann macrumors 6502

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    So for now what does the Apple watch display if a whatsapp text comes in your phone? Sorry, still waiting for my watch to come...
     
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  3. ianfann thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. tearsforfear macrumors newbie

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    me too!
     
  5. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    iP6 screen support was about 3-4 months late. iOS8 sharesheet support only came last week. I wouldn't get your hopes up! However they have an decent Androis Wear app.
     
  6. chfilm macrumors 65816

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    whatsapp is urgently needed!

    I can handle imessages like a breeze on the watch, with dictation working super well, but whatsapp forces me to get out the phone every time. very annoying
     
  7. robsonrjs macrumors newbie

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    so you can only see, not answer with short messages or dictation?
     
  8. ianfann thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I played around with my wife's AW last night and noticed the incoming whatsapp messages in a foreign language i.e mandarin shows up jibberish... Whatsapp! Pls pls fix this before my watch arrives thanks!
     
  9. ledzepfan1981 macrumors regular

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    That's if you can get notifications to come up on third-party apps, unlike me!

    Would like to see an app for Telegram too.
     
  10. basechat macrumors newbie

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    Speech to text

    Speech to text or Siri integration with whatsapp will be nice to see
     
  11. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    After boasting 800M active users preceded by an acquisition by Facebook to the tune of $19B, you'd think they'd have developer resources on staff to update their app for Apple Watch capability.

    But having just read what I wrote... Facebook doesn't have an update for the Apple Watch app either.

    Makes sense now.
     
  12. SunshineFires macrumors regular

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    It's coming soon
     
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  14. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502

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    +1 for Telegram. Love that app for messaging
     
  15. ledzepfan1981 macrumors regular

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    Have you read that somewhere?
     
  16. PhiLLoW macrumors 6502

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    They already said it will be released soon. Can't wait.


    Whatsapp is the worst... but unfortunately you have to use it for organisation/planning/staying in contact etc. because EVERYBODY has it =/
     
  17. ledzepfan1981 macrumors regular

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    I like Whatsapp, but I prefer Telegram as it allows you to carry on the conversation on the iPad.
     
  18. SunshineFires macrumors regular

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  19. k3roro macrumors 6502

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    I am surprised that whatsapp is not yet available on the apple watch... I use it more than iMessage.
     
  20. ledzepfan1981 macrumors regular

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    Thanks for this.
     
  21. DerMario macrumors member

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    Whatsapp is absolute garbage. The userbase is the only reason for this app. Technically other apps are ways beyond

    Love telegram , too
     
  22. MokSiFu macrumors member

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    Whatsapp is quite slow to update. I don't think iPhone users have the web version support that Android users get let alone an Apple Watch app being made. :(
     
  23. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    I doubt we'll ever get a Web App. Clash of two security models (and iOS's drive for fast app and long lasting batteries) .

    I believe:

    WhatsApp is super secure and all messaging needs to go from the device.

    iOS is super secure and doesn't allow background processes, so cannot act as a proxy for the web client.
     
  24. ianfann thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am boycotting whatsapp. Getting my friends to switch to Telegram Messenger lol
     
  25. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    How is it that Telegram can manage tablet and desktop apps and a web app that all work seamlessly, while Whatsapp is still stuck with a phone app and a web app that is an awkward workaround?

    Does this mean that the design of whatsapp was flawed right from the very start? Did the designers cut corners when rushing out the app just to be first and build that user base, at the expense of long-term viability?

    I too am boycotting whatsapp and am in the slow process of slowly converting my friends and colleagues to telegram. This app is awesome. :cool:
     

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