Apple abre la veda y ya acepta aplicaciones de cualquier desarrollador para su Watch
There are only four days left until the Apple Watch can be tested and booked from the Apple Store, but developers still come to the company’s offices to have all the details of their applications well taken care of. According to an article in the Financial Times (via AppleInsider), 20 developers come every day.
Apple’s secrecy also remains in place: any external person entering the Watch’s Sunnyvale laboratories must sign a confidentiality agreement and cover the cameras on their phones . And yet they feel lucky, because they are part of a select group of programmers who can test their applications directly on the Apple Watch and not on some simulator or even printing 1:1 scale models of the watch on paper.
For Evernote, creating an application for the Apple Watch has been “a medium effort”
The source also lists some comments from companies that have been encouraged to make such applications. From Evernote we have statements from their vice president of mobile products, Jamie Hull, who says that making an application for the Apple Watch is ” a mid-size effort “.
Other professionals also highlight how the priority is to save the battery in the clock, minimizing the amount of alerts that can appear on it. The more alerts (and sounds and vibrations), the worse. And as always, there is no lack of complaints about how restrictive these rules can be.
The labs where the developers go to do these latest tests, located in Sunnyvale, also house that mysterious project called “Titan” that may lead to an electric car in a few years. We have been treating it as a quasi-nonsense rumour for years, but we have gradually been taking it more seriously as important signs of at least a research and development effort have appeared.