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Apple announces WatchKit for Apple Watch, demos Facebook, Twitter, and other functionality

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After the unveiling of Apple Watch during the Sept. 9 iPhone launch event, Apple announced WatchKit for Apple Watch. This is a new development kit will allow developers to create interesting and exciting ways to use the Apple Watch hardware and software in their apps.

WatchKit allows integration for Actionable notifications, WatchKit apps, and Glances. During the keynote, Apple demonstrated Facebook and Twitter functionality with Apple Watch along with other apps with the ability to unlock a hotel door, get transit directions, post to Pinterest, find your car, change the temperature with a Honeywell thermostat, and use Nike fitness features. All of these features and functionality will exist within individual Apple Watch apps.

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  1. Brett Munson - 9 years ago

    $350 is way to much

    • Nick Poverman - 9 years ago

      I agree

      • Curt Fluegel - 9 years ago

        Pebble is $250. I am more than happy to pay $100 more. Did you see the screen and interface? Amazing.

      • Hammond Cheeseborough - 9 years ago

        Just keep in mind this is a first generation product. It reminds me of the first time I saw the iPod. I looked at it and thought to myself “I like it but I don’t know if I want to spend that much for that product”… Then they released the iPod mini and I picked that sucker up on day one. I think it has potential and as time moves on it’ll be a no brainer to have one. Also, I’d like to see the true prices across the line. This sucker is STARTING at $350…

    • alvinguzman - 9 years ago

      Really – the pebble is 249 and it doesn’t have anywhere the near build quality, health and service (app/pay etc) – I wont be getting but this is state of art technology with billions of R&D – only a Samsung like company might approach something like this.

    • Have you never bought a proper watch before? That’s a pretty inexpensive watch. Look up Seiko watches with sapphire face. They range from $250 – $1000. Apple has priced this watch perfectly for the market they are trying to reach.

  2. dacinin - 9 years ago

    Did I miss what was in the big white building?

  3. macmaniman - 9 years ago

    i wanna know if sleepcykle has any plans on releasing an app, that would be great

  4. drtyrell969 - 9 years ago

    I still can’t believe Apple hired this douchebag. The CEO of Adobe who completely fucked of CS Suite gets to destroy Apple from within.