Apple Begins Accepting Apple Watch App Submissions From All Developers

Apple announced on Tuesday that all registered developers can now submit Apple Watch app submissions based on WatchKit for approval on the App Store. A number of popular apps have already been updated with Apple Watch support on the App Store over the past week, and the approval process is now extended to all members of Apple's Developer Program.

Apple Watch App Submissions
Apple has updated its WatchKit website with details on how developers can optimize the design and development of their Apple Watch apps, including the app's name, description, icon, screenshots, keywords, version number and build number. Apple Watch apps, excluding the ones that have already appeared on the App Store, should be steadily approved leading up to and following the launch of the wrist-worn device.

A select number of testers and reviewers will be able to access the apps prior to April 24, unless developers set the release date for their apps to "manual" and update on that date. Apple Watch apps that have started appearing on the App Store include Evernote, Sky Guide, Dark Sky, Target, NYTimes, Procreate Pocket, Yahoo Tourney Pick'em, ECB Cricket, The Wall Street Journal, MLB.com at Bat and Expedia.

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70 months ago
In before they "beta testers" and "you're an idiot for buying one" comments
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70 months ago
It'll be nice when there are dedicated Apple Watch apps, instead of iPhone companion apps
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70 months ago
watchFart app is almost ready :eek:
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70 months ago
This is going to be the first Apple product that I will be able to buy the first generation of. I can actually afford $350 and I've already found $350 worth of other objects I was going to purchase that will make this a smart bet. Even if the naysayers are right and it is only relevant for one year before I need to buy a new one.
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70 months ago

There is no 'Apple Watch App Store', and won't be for some time. All Apple Watch apps are 'bonus' features to a regular iPhone app. (i.e. for every Apple Watch app on your Watch springboard, you'll have an iPhone app on your iPhone springboard)


You apparently have yet to open the Apple Watch app?
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70 months ago
I want an app that sends an electric shock to whomever I tap on my work contact list. Name it ZapBully.
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