Uber, New York Times and others get ready for Apple Watch


The Apple Watch launch is drawing nearer, with preorders available from next Friday April 10th. Now, more and more developers are getting onboard. Uber has rolled out an update to its iPhone app that includes its Apple Watch app, announced at the March Apple event.

Uber and others release Apple Watch apps

The Uber app allows users to request rides in a single action, and you can also check on driver progress with a quick glance at the watch.

Apple Watch App StoreThe New York Times is also adding special ‘one sentence stories’ to its portfolio for the Watch, including quick headlines. Push notifications will update Apple Watch wearers of breaking news right on the wrist, and full stories can be saved to read later on a user’s iPhone.

Flipboard has also updated its app over the weekend with Apple Watch support. It’s not clear how the app will convert the news-reading experience to the new device, which has rather limited functionality at least compared to an iPhone. The release notes say that the Watch app will show ten personalised stories, with Force Touch menus for sharing headlines with friends.

Apple rolled out Apple Watch apps from selected partners last week. Most developers have been waiting for Apple to allow anyone to submit Apple Watch apps for review, which has just started today with all developers receiving an email from Apple.

Apple Watch launches on April 24th, from $349.


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