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Apple to accept only native apps for the WatchOS starting on June 1st

cjmagowan  —  3 years ago ( Apr 24, 2016 )    |    Gadgets, News


If you’re sporting an Apple Watch right now then you’ll be delighted to known that in the next few months, your new and existing apps will no longer have to rely on your iPhone which removes some of the cumbersome situation that you’ve been for a while especially when your using your Watch as a fitness tool. Apple recently announced that by June 1st, to get Apps approved for the App Store, developers must have their apps native to the WatchOS from then on thus, not requiring users to bring their iPhone along with them for such app to work.

Apple already provided the tools needed to build apps for the WatchOS with their WatchOS 2 SDK that was released late last year. Developers are mandated to have their apps access the internet through a Wi-Fi connection rather than connect to an iPhone nearby as well as other functions are to be processed within the Watch itself to get things done. This way developers can fully harness what the OS and the Watch is capable of and to make the Watch an even more standalone device.