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21 top iOS developers reveal the gorgeous apps they’re making for Apple Watch

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:56PM EST
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Though the Apple Watch will sport a number of interesting features right out of the box, the real value proposition of the device arguably lies with third-party apps. Much how the iPhone user experience was improved exponentially with the advent of the App Store, it stands to reason that the utility of the Apple Watch will only be fully realized once we see what type of magic developers are able to come up with.

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With the Apple Watch release now less than two months away, a number of developers have been putting in long hours as they try and get their apps ready to go just in time for launch.

Recently, Wareable reached out to a number of notable indie iOS developers to get their perspective on Apple Watch development and provide some insight as to type of Apple Watch apps we can expect to see in the near future.

Realmac, for instance, currently sells a highly regarded iOS app (dubbed Clear) which offers an intuitive and minimalistic take on tried and true “to-do-list” apps. With respect to an Apple Watch version of Clear, fans of can expect to see the same delicate balance of simplicity and utility they’ve come to enjoy in the iOS app.

Realmac’s Clear fully embraced minimalism well before Apple, cementing itself as a highly regarded, efficient iOS task manager. “And now Clear will bring your to-dos and reminders to Apple Watch, synced via iCloud,” explains product manager Nik Fletcher. “Designed as a quick-recall and easy-to-check-off list, Clear shows all the lists you’ve created, and allows you to complete any task — wherever you are.”

All told, Wareable spoke to 21 developers about their Apple Watch plans. The entire piece is well worth a read for anyone with even a passing interest in the type of functionality developers are dreaming up for Apple’s first wearable.

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.