Apple has unveiled its new smart watch, and in doing so the Cupertino, California company has introduced a brand new developer program, too: WatchKit.
Designed to help developers working in the Apple ecosystem create applications for the recently announced Apple Watch, WatchKit was outlined on-stage earlier today at Cupertino’s Flint Center. Kevin Lynch, an Apple vice president (and former Adobe executive), explained:
WatchKit allows developers to create rich, actionable items with notifications.
Already, a bunch of third-party developers are developing for the Apple Watch. Included in this selection is Facebook, Twitter, BMW, MLB, and Honeywell. An American Airlines app is also in development, Apple noted.
We should see the Apple Watch launch in “early 2015,” and given the availability of WatchKit for developers, by that time an even greater selection of compatible applications should hopefully be in the works.
As always, we’ll keep you updated with more information on the Apple Watch as we receive it. You can check on our main page for more of today’s stories.
Are you excited for the Apple Watch?