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Online retail giant Amazon is working on an official Apple Watch app that will permit its users to purchase goods on Amazon.com right from their wrist, TechCrunch reported Friday.

“The company does have an Apple Watch version of its mobile shopping app in the works, we understand,” reads the report.

According to author Sarah Perez, the forthcoming software will make it easy for consumers to search for products on Amazon.com, presumably using their voice. Once they found a product that interests them, customers will reportedly be able to buy it right from their wrist.

The purchasing process is said to use Amazon’s 1-Click ordering system.

When reached out for details, an Amazon spokesperson would only provide a boilerplate-like response. “Amazon is constantly innovating on behalf of our customers,” said the firm. “We are committed to being anywhere customers want to shop. That includes watches.”

Amazon’s shopping app is available for a range of mobile platforms and has recently expanded to wearables with the introduction of an official shopping app for Google’s Android Wear smartwatch platform.

The online retailer all but confirmed the existence of a shopping app for the Apple wearable. “We have an Amazon shopping app for Android Wear and will look to expand to other devices,” the Amazon spokesperson told TechCrunch.

Is Apple Watch among the “other devices”?

Quite likely.

Amazon is sharply focused on delivering cross-platform apps and interoperability. Plus, its already strong presence on the iOS platform cannot be disputed. Be that as it may, we won’t know for sure until after the Watch has been released.

Apple will be taking pre-orders for the device beginning April 10, with shipments commencing on April 24.

Source: TechCrunch

  • Can someone tell me how this would be practical or useful? I never see shopping apps as something that I just have to have on my wrist, that I wouldn’t take my iPhone out of my pocket to use. I’m all for convenience but all I see this doing is causing me to take my phone out of my pocket to view the item and reviews, thus defeating the purpose of the Watch app altogether.

    • Tommy Gumbs

      Most of the features on this watch are a gimmick. Not all, but even still, those particular features can be found on completing smart watches that offer several days of battery life per charge. This product is actually a let down for it price…..coming from someone that owns almost everything Apple makes.