Will the watch show iPhone notifications?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by gusping, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. gusping macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    For example, will it show notifications on the Watch from iPhone apps even if they don't have a dedicated Watch apps? e.g. games which are unlikely to get a watch app.

    Thanks
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    Yes.
     
  3. gusping thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. pmau macrumors 65816

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    Just FYI. This is the official WatchKit documentation regarding notifications.

    https://developer.apple.com/library...al/WatchKitProgrammingGuide/BasicSupport.html

    Short Look Notifications use the App Icon, the App Name and the Notification Text. This works for all Apps.

    Long Look interfaces have to be implemented in the iOS iPhone App and the resulting representation is sent to the Watch.

    Notifications are always received by the iPhone and passed on to the Watch, meaning that if your phone is switched off, the Watch will not receive notifications. (obviously)
     
  5. gusping thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ah ok. That's what i was looking for, thanks!
     
  6. quick-nik macrumors newbie

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    Notifications from iPhone apps

    Hello!

    Does anyone know if the watch will show notifications from apps which are only installed on the iPhone? E.g. Whatsapp? I guess there won't be a dedicated watch app soon from them (but who knows). Did Apple say anything in that direction during the keynote?

    Thanks
     
  7. eoblaed macrumors 65816

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    pmau answered your question above.
     

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