The WatchKit reveals some features that the Apple Watch
We already know that Apple recently made available to developers the expected WatchKit, the tool for developing applications for the new smartwatch of Apple, the Apple Watch, and now thanks to this it is possible to obtain some interesting information that they give us some clues about the characteristics that the smart watch of the Californian firm will have.
Among the features that will be part of the next smartwatch of Apple, the Apple Watch, we can highlight the following:
It is necessary to have an iPhone (almost) always
The applications that we will find in the Apple Watch they will be an extension of those that are available on iOS devices, in fact the Cupertino guys have advised developers through the documentation that «Start writing applications for the Apple Watch with existing iOS apps «. This is obviously due to the fact that it is the same iPhone that will provide the processing power necessary for the proper functioning of the Apple WatchMoreover, the only functions that do not require the intervention of the iPhone to work are the clock functions, such as date, time and timer.
The native applications of Apple Watch they will arrive next year
Through the documentation there is an important section that specifies that «Starting next year, developers will be able to create native applications for the Apple Watch«.
The resolution of the Retinda screen of the Apple Watch
The resolution for the models of Apple Watch 38mm will have a resolution of 272 x 340 pixels, while with the model of Apple Watch 42mm the device will have a resolution of 312 x 390 pixels.
The Apple Watch could arrive in other sizes
The operating system that will be present in the smart watch of the Californian firm provides that the contents dynamically fill the space on the screen, just as a responsive website would. This will allow the possibility of creating smartwatch models with other resolutions without generating so many problems for application developers.
The Apple Watch It has two types of notifications
The first type is the "Short Look" notification which is shown for a short period of time, which will disappear when you raise your hand. The second type of notification is activated when the user keeps the hand raised, automatically switching to the «Long Look», through which it will be possible to see more information and which has more customization options.
Developers can make unique screens through which you can insert a series of information that the user can obtain by looking quickly at the device screen.
You will not have any kind of personalized gesture
The user interface will be "locked" for what you want Apple. For this reason, developers will not be able to create any kind of personalized gesture so that users can use it on their device.
Force touch option
If a prolonged pressure is applied it will open a special menu that will include some functions among which we can find AirPlay.
The maps will be static and not interactive
The toolkit of the maps that is integrated will create maps that are not interactive, so in principle they would become screenshots. It will not be possible to navigate through gestures and the map fragment will be as large as the screen itself. The moment the user clicks on the map, it will automatically open Apple Maps
Support for images but not for video
At Apple Watch It will be possible to have a cache of up to 20MB of images directly in the application, however all the rest will arrive directly from the iPhone. Video support is not present, at least for now.
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These are the main new features Apple Watch of Apple, which is expected to be available early next year.