apple watch apps

When Apple launches the Apple Watch early next year, it will mark the beginning of a new platform for developers. Thanks to WatchKit, the device will support third party applications, including extensions for current iOS apps and new standalone software.

With this in mind, a couple of graphic artists have created a design concept that reimagines what popular iOS apps would look like with an Apple Watch-style interface. Posted to Behance, the images include concepts for Skype, Instagram, Twitter and more.

First up we have interfaces for popular dating app Tinder, and Facebook’s Instagram. Both apps allow you to view images and comments, by swiping on Apple Watch’s touchscreen. It’s hard for me to imagine, though, looking at photos on such a tiny display.

watch concept 1

Next we have interfaces for Facebook Messenger, Twitter and what appears to be a water consumption app. I think it’d be very handy to receive tweet notifications on the Watch, and reminders to drink more water, but I’m still curious to see how messaging apps work.

watch concept 2

If you’re interested, you can find more Apple Watch app designs over at the Behance page here. I actually highly recommend checking it out, as it features animated GIFs that show the apps in motion, so you can kind of get a better idea of their intended functionality.

As for actual third party Apple Watch apps, they’ll be capable of incorporating Glances—a swipe gesture that exposes at-a-glance data—actionable notifications, and more. Early reports say users will browse for and manage these apps via a corresponding iPhone app.

Unveiled in September, the Apple Watch is expected to be available in early 2015, with prices starting at $349.

[Behance]

  • wasim shaikh

    just can’t wait to wear it on my hands would really love a camera app

    • Dan

      should probably wear it on your wrist if you don’t want to break it too soon

      • basilis

        You knew what he meant but you just had to say your thing, pretend you are smart…

      • Dan

        not pretending anything, it’s a joke man

      • ✯Mike✯

        yeahhhhhhhhhh calm down

      • BoardDWorld

        Someone had to say it…

  • Martin

    how would you type on such a small screen?

    • tariq

      You talk to it, like you talk to Siri. It’s all vice reconization. (I’m assuming this cuz that’s how my moto360 works)

  • Ethan Desmond

    nothing like looking at pictures on a one inch screen.