Apple has today announced the launch of its software development tools for developers to build apps for the upcoming Apple Watch. Dubbed as “WatchKit”, this new tool will allow developers to create apps for the wearable. But there’s a catch. WatchKit can only be used with the latest iOS 8.2 Beta.
Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, in an exclusive interview seemed stoked about tha launch of WatchKit and iOS 8.2 Beta.
With the iOS 8.2 beta SDK, developers can now start using WatchKit to create breakthrough new apps, Glances and actionable notifications designed for the innovative Apple Watch interface and work with new technologies such as Force Touch, Digital Crown and Taptic Engine.
Developers interested can grab the Xcode 6.2 beta, as well as the iOS 8.2 SDK that includes WatchKit, and it also requires the iOS 8.2 beta to develop the WatchKit extensions for use on your phone. The tools will allow developers to build apps ready for the launch of the device next year, and the iOS 8.2 SDK beta that includes WatchKit is available to download now for iOS Developer Program members.
The entire press release can be found here: Developers Start Designing Apps for Apple Watch [Apple]