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We’re indeed starting to see the first wave of updates to popular iPhone applications that bring out support for the Apple Watch. First was Target with an iPhone app update which brings the shopping list and more to your wrist.

And now Evernote, the popular note-taking and personal organization tool, along with WeChat, Dark Sky, Sky Guide and other apps, has added several interesting Apple Watch features to its iPhone and iPad app in the App Store.

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Twitter

Tweet, Retweet, reply and favorite in a flash. Quickly see recent Tweets and top trends. Share your location, a song, or your thoughts with a flick on the wrist. It’s Twitter, but littler.

Evernote

Evernote’s iOS app refresh allows fans of the note-taking software to actually dictate notes into their Watch. Evernote’s WatchKit extensions running on your phone then transcribes your spoken notes and sends them to the service.

You can also view recent notes, set reminders, find notes made near you and see content related to an upcoming meeting, all from your wrist.

WeChat

With WeChat, you can read and reply with text or stickers on your Apple Watch, get up-to-date with your friends via Moment and make new friends using the Friend Radar feature.

SPG: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

The SPG app let you open a hotel room just by waving your Watch. The app also provides access to your stay details and tracking your account. Apple’s Watch Apps webpage also says that the app can get you directions to your hotel, check in, see reservation details and view your Starpoints balance.

Redfin

The real estate app by Redfin makes it easy to find nearby real estate listings, view photos, map their locations, get prices, number of bedrooms, square footage, days on the market and other information, on your Watch. It also supports dictation to record your thoughts and lets you share accounts with family members and even contact a real estate agent to schedule a tour with a tap.

Sky Guide

See a calendar of upcoming astronomical events (the full moon, meteor showers, eclipses and more) on your wrist, receive alerts when an event is about to happen in the skies above your location, or when the International Space Station is due to fly over.

Dark Sky

Redesigned from scratch to fit on your wrist, Dark Sky puts the weather forecast on your Apple Watch. It will warn you if it’s about to rain or snow in your location up to an hour in advance. As a bonus, flick through a 24-hour timeline of weather conditions for today, tomorrow and several days ahead.

Other apps being updated with Watch support as we speak:

If you spot other Watch-related iPhone app updates in the App Store, put them in comments or drop us a line at tips@iDownloadBlog.com and we’ll updated our running list with new entires.

  • Redfin is added twice

  • John

    I don’t know whether this is OT, but what do people think about games on the Apple Watch?

    Sure, we haven’t seen the screen size yet or how well they work but I wonder if gaming is something that people are actually keen to do OR if its just an opportunity for people to download their App.

    • James G

      I’m sure some developers will come up with unique ways to use the Apple Watch to interact with existing games.

      Right now, though, you can’t submit standalone Apple Watch apps; they have to be a companion to an iPhone app and that iPhone app has to do something on its own.

      • John

        Oh yeah, I know that some gaming companies have announced companion apps for the Apple Watch but I can’t imagine someone would want to play a game ON the actual device, I would assume it’s too small.

      • James G

        Depends. There could be some very simple things to pass the time but it’s probably awkward to do.

      • John

        I thought of something like Flappy Bird or those games where lower numbered boxes are pushed together to form double that number, 512 or something like that… That might work on the watch since it’s a simple gesture but again, I would be more worried about it raping the battery life then JUST the ability to play and get your app on as many devices as possible.

  • John

    I also just noticed that the airlines that have updated their Apps (BA, QF, and AA) are all part of the oneworld alliance, I wonder if they all just sat down around a table and agreed to launch Apple Watch support at the same time.

  • Eikast

    Such a tease.

  • Jamessmooth

    I had like 10 app updates today and a lot of them were apple watch related. Hurry up April 24!!!

  • PhilT

    Wunderlist, British Airways, Citymapper have also updated for the Watch.

    Roll on April 24th!