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‚ÄĒa swipe gesture that exposes at-a-glance data‚ÄĒactionable 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]