iDB app update brings our latest stories straight to your Apple Watch

By , Aug 3, 2016

iDB app on apple watch

If you’ve been staring at your wrist for the last four months hoping to one day be able to read iDB stories straight for your Apple Watch, then I have some good news for you.

The good news is of course that we have added support for Apple Watch, letting you browse our latest articles without even having to unlock your iPhone. Welcome to the 21st century!

This release is a typical case of “we did it because we can.” Yes, we realize reading articles on a tiny screen in a very awkward wrist twist is not comfortable and somewhat impractical. But heck, if several lines of code can allow us to do that, why wouldn’t we?

When launching the Watch app, you will be presented with a feed of the latest stories on iDB, each of which showing an image and a headline. If you want to read more about a story, simply tap on it and it will display the intro paragraph, which should be enough to give you the meat of the story.

iDB app apple watch screenies

If you want to do more reading about an article, you can easily add it to your bookmarks and pick it up now or later directly from your iPhone.

Besides this feature, the app also comes with a few bug fixes that you likely never experienced in the first place.

Of course, subscribers enjoy all the same features as before, specifically the removal of ads, unlimited bookmarks, and offline reading for bookmarked articles. If you want to support iDB, buying a one-month $0.99 or a one-year $2.99 in-app purchase is the best way to do so.

As always, we want to thank you for your support and we hope to be able additional features in the months to come.

If you haven’t yet, you can download the iDB app for free in the App Store.

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  • racerhomie2

    I love the minimal UI and clear text on it.Good job guys,will update my review on iTunes

  • Steve Harold

    Never liked the app. But I may get it just for my watch

  • David Pomerleau

    Looks great! Am I supposed to be getting push notifications for new stories? Haven’t gotten any

    • We control what posts are pushed or not, and we’re very careful about this. It’s a feature we don’t use too much tbh, unless there is breaking news.

  • AndreG

    Very good news to hear that IDB has a Apple Watch app coollllll! Does it only work on certain iOS software? Reason I ask is I’m currently on iOS 9.0.2, (for JB reasons) I see the icon on my Apple Watch, but just continues to load but won’t open. Any suggestions guys? Do I have to be on newer software to be able to use the app?

    • It should work on iOS 9.0.2. If the problems persist, try deleting the app from your iPhone, and download it again.

      • AndreG

        Thanks Sebastien. I tried that as well did a reboot on both the iPhone and Apple Watch just to see and still nothing just spins