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Apple releases WatchKit to developers

Apple releases WatchKit to developers

November 18, 2014

As promised, Apple has just released the WatchKit toolset for developers so they can begin to design apps for the Apple Watch.

First announced back in September, the Apple Watch is slated to hit the market sometime early next year.

The WatchKit SDK is part of the just released iOS 8.2 beta, which can be downloaded by registered developers from the Developer Center.

“Apple Watch is our most personal device ever, and WatchKit provides the incredible iOS developer community with the tools they need to create exciting new experiences right on your wrist,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With the iOS 8.2 beta SDK, developers can now start using WatchKit to create breakthrough new apps, Glances and actionable notifications designed for the innovative Apple Watch interface and work with new technologies such as Force Touch, Digital Crown and Taptic Engine.”

With the kit, developers can create notifications that will allow users to take an action or respond right from the device. Glances allow developers to show quick information like the latest news, sports scores, and more.

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