Developers Continue to Add Apple Watch Support to Their Apps

Developers Continue to Add Apple Watch Support to Their Apps

The launch of Apple’s game-changing wearable device grows ever nearer, and app developers continue to add Apple Watch support to their iOS apps.

Developers Continue to Add Apple Watch Support to Their Apps
The New York Time Apple Watch Support

Uber debuted a new update of its iPhone app today, which includes Apple Watch support allowing users to request rides and check on driver progress, all via the Watch.

The New York Times added “one sentence stories” for the Apple Watch, with quick headlines. Push notifications will appear on the wearable device, and readers can use Handoff to continue reading any story on iPhone or iPad, or tap “Save for Later” to build a personal reading list.

Flipboard announced it has added Apple Watch support to its app, adding the ability to display your top ten personalized stories, as well as Force Touch contextual menus for sharing stories.

The big boys weren’t the only ones unveiling their Apple Watch support, as UK-based independent developer Joe Allen announced his popular script teleprompter app, Teleprompter 1.4, will include Apple Watch support, offering users the ability to use their Apple Watch to remotely control the teleprompter, including scroll speed, pause, play and text size remotely from their wrist.

In the games arena, TheCodingMonkeys have announced their twitch puzzle-game “Rules!” will be one of the first gaming apps available for Apple Watch. The latest free update adds a fourth game mode that is played on the watch and focuses on brain fitness. The brain workout mini game will include daily goals for Apple Watch with leaderboards and statistics on your iPhone.

Apple began rolling out Apple Watch-enabled apps to its App Store last week, mostly from its premiere partners. The Apple Watch will be available for demos and pre-order on April 10, with the wearable actually hitting shelves on April 24.

(Some materials via 9to5Mac)