Apple WatchKit

Apple released Xcode 6.2 beta yesterday and it includes our first look at the WatchKit SDK that will be used to create apps for the Apple Watch. I’ll be exploring this new SDK and publishing some posts about my experiences with WatchKit.

So far I’m a bit disappointed by how limited the SDK is. You can’t write a stand alone watch app. Watch apps must be tied to an iOS app. You also can’t write any code that will run directly on the device. The watch is merely an extension of the phone’s user interface. Actions performed by the user on the watch cause code to be executed in code that runs on the phone.

I’ll get into more of this in future posts.