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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- ECB Cricket
- The New York Times
- MLB.com at Bat
- Qantas Airways
- Peak Brain Training
- Runtastic Six Pack
- Kitchen Stories
- Green Kitchen
- British Airways
- Yahoo Tourney Pick’em, Fantasy Football, Basketball, Hockey, and Baseball
- Tangerine Mobile Banking
- Pacer Pedometer
- South China Morning Post
- Air Canada
If you spot other Watch-related iPhone app updates in the App Store, put them in comments or drop us a line at [email protected] and we’ll updated our running list with new entires.