AppAdvice recently launched a new site dedicated to the Apple Watch called WatchAware, and today a new feature was introduced that showcases upcoming Apple Watch apps in an interesting, interactive way.

The site's Apple Watch Apps section offers a selection of apps that are displayed on an Apple Watch interface, with different views for "Apps," "Glances," and "Notifications." For example, for the upcoming Twitter app, which was shown during the Apple Watch announcement, WatchAware allows users to click to see both what the app itself will look like and what an incoming notification will look like.

Many of the apps on the page use imagery from the apps that Apple showcased when the Apple Watch was first announced, so there may be some significant interface changes, but overall, the site gives a good look at what one might expect to see from the different types of Apple Watch experiences developers can create.

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As outlined in the WatchKit API provided to developers in November, developers can build Glances, actionable notifications, and Apple Watch apps that are powered by the iPhone. Actionable notifications are notifications that allow users to taken an action or respond directly on their wrists with the Apple Watch, while Glances are somewhat simpler, giving users quick information at a glance like news, weather, and more.

Apple Watch apps are even more in-depth than notifications and Glances, letting users perform tasks like reading tweets and sending messages. Apps, which are built-into and installed via the iPhone, run entirely on the iPhone, with an interface that's beamed to the Apple Watch. By running apps on the iPhone, Apple is able to conserve battery and provide a seamless experience transitioning from watch to phone. Apple has promised apps that run entirely on the Apple Watch will come later in the year.

WatchAware currently features popular apps like Twitter, Facebook, Maps, American Airlines, Pinterest, and CityMapper, which were previously featured by Apple, but there are also several other apps that have been showcased by developers like Deliveries, Run 5k, and Todoist. The site plans to add additional Apple Watch apps as they become available.

Top Rated Comments

Blainezab24 Avatar
80 months ago
The fact that someone did this is actually hilarious
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rjlawrencejr Avatar
80 months ago
so far it looks like the watch is useful if you are too lazy to take your phone out of your pocket..

Stop saying "too lazy." Perhaps it is too inconvenient or perhaps it might appear rude or perhaps you're not allowed to take your phone out of your pocket.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BillyTrimble Avatar
80 months ago
What I don't get about all the Apple Watch naysayers saying this thing will never take off is that Apple is a very profitable company filled with very smart people. I'm not saying everything they make is perfect, but everything they make is definitely profitable. We know very little about it and people are already saying it's a flop. That sounds very familiar: "the iPod is just a hard drive with an LCD display", "the iPhone is just an iPod Touch with a phone attached", "the iPad is just a big iPhone without a phone"...

The Apple Watch will succeed. If Apple weren't absolutely sure of that based on whatever market research they did before starting development, they wouldn't be releasing it.

The real problem is that 99% of the people making these frankly stupid comments think they are smarter than Apple. And 99% of the time they are proven wrong. But only 1% of the time will any of these people come back and say they were wrong and only made ridiculous comments because that is what they live for. How very sad for most of these people.

Apple is a very smart company. There is no way this watch would exists if Apple didn't already know that it would be immensely successful and useful. There are just loads of people on these forums that have a burning desire to see a successful company fail because they feel inadequate and just can stand the fact that Apple is smarter than they are.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gorbok Avatar
80 months ago
What I don't get about all the Apple Watch naysayers saying this thing will never take off is that Apple is a very profitable company filled with very smart people. I'm not saying everything they make is perfect, but everything they make is definitely profitable. We know very little about it and people are already saying it's a flop. That sounds very familiar: "the iPod is just a hard drive with an LCD display", "the iPhone is just an iPod Touch with a phone attached", "the iPad is just a big iPhone without a phone"...

The Apple Watch will succeed. If Apple weren't absolutely sure of that based on whatever market research they did before starting development, they wouldn't be releasing it.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JeffyTheQuik Avatar
80 months ago
so far it looks like the watch is useful if you are too lazy to take your phone out of your pocket..

So far, it looks like the automobile is useful if you're too lazy to walk.
So far, it looks like the light bulb is useful it if you're too lazy to put oil in the lamps and light them.
So far, it looks like the computer is useful if you're too lazy to calculate numbers, go to the store and get a newspaper, or walk to your neighbor's house to chat.
So far, it looks like the electric heater is useful if you're too lazy to go out, gather wood, and start a fire to warm yourself.
So far, it looks like the supermarket, or markets in general are useful if you're too lazy to plant and harvest your own food, or hunt for it.
So far, it looks like the comma and shift key are useful, if you use them.
So far, it looks like Siri is useful if you're too lazy to get your phone out and dial the numbers that you want, especially since you won't be driving anywhere, due to your disdain of lazy people.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Fiestaman Avatar
80 months ago
I'm just waiting for the dang thing to come out so once I preorder and love mine, I get to laugh at all the naysayers scrambling to get one.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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