iWatch

does anyone know anything about iOS on the upcoming iWatch? Will it be the same basic structure as an iPhone just with a smaller screen size? or is it going to be a specialized subset of features and/or controls?

Basicly will XOJO-iOS be able to create apps for it?

[quote=153219:@Dave S]does anyone know anything about iOS on the upcoming iWatch? Will it be the same basic structure as an iPhone just with a smaller screen size? or is it going to be a specialized subset of features and/or controls?

Basicly will XOJO-iOS be able to create apps for it?[/quote]

That was discussed in beta a while ago. For the moment, the iWatch SDK mainly provide functions to display messages (such as the weather). A fuller SDK is announced for summer, but as yet, nobody knows if it will be compatible with current iOS code.

This is the page where Apple describes the WatchKit. It does seem the framework is different :
https://developer.apple.com/watchkit/

Thanks… guess I will leave that out of my "i"Device mockup program for now then

It is probably prudent. I would not dare developing anything without testing on the device anyway.

I know of a number of developers who have been buying smartwatches from competitors, to try and get a feel for what an Apple Watch might be like.

But yes, the original version of WatchKit basically allows you to make apps that are essentially equivalent to what you can display on an iPhone’s Notification Center. Full apps will be coming, for sure. It is, essentially, a miniature iPhone with unusual constraints and extra sensors.

I’m not sure. I think now we can develop advanced apple watch applications, but must be “extension” of a standard IOS application. Like Android Wear or Tizen Wear. Apparently this summer, completely autonomous applications can be created for the Apple Swatch.

But in fact, right now, if I understand, it is almost the case, you just need to create an iOS application with a watch extension and this extension will be automatically installed on the watch (iPhone also serves as a basis of calculation). And apparently, this extension may include a complex interface, as a real application in fact, even a game. Anyway, that’s how it works with Android and Tizen.

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Until we have the real device in hand, it is pointless to start working on anything.