Google News and Weather app for Apple Watch has been launched today. It is actually an update to Google’s similar app for iOS. Up until now, a great deal of third party developers have released apps for the new Apple device, with Google standing patiently in line until today.
The reason for that could be an unfriendly reception of their previously released Google Maps app for the Apple device. It seems the application doesn’t do a great job in satisfying its users but however reactions in the press show that their weather app seems to be more promising.
Publications have already launched similar to stay connected to their readers. New York Times allows for readers to check out their complete stories or summaries directly from the watch’s screen. The Google app is not yet designed for that. Also, it doesn’t support Handoff to have you continue reading the story on your iPhone but instead you can save it to Safari’s reading list. Google app for Apple Watch doesn’t yet offer weather alerts.
Google News and Weather is new both iOS and the Apple Watch and it is designed to offer summaries from 65.000 publications, with headlines ranging from areas like Technology, Science and Health, to Sports or Fashion. Users are allowed to customize the feed of news and weather information based on their desires and expectations.
With this new app you are offered the benefit to browse through the top headlines in the world directly from the watch’s small screen. You won’t need to use your hands and tap right on the giant screen of your cell phone anymore, as the Google app designed for Apple Watch allows you to scroll through the dozen of headlines horizontally and reach the bottom of the page to see a photo for each story.
This is basically translated into an even more connected world, with instant and easy access to world news and events. We will be able to keep up with the pace of information and stay permanently updated.
Apple Watch is bathed in applications that flatter its popularity. Before Google, great retailers such as Amazon, Asos and more have launched apps to provide easy access to their purchase platforms. Also, digital TV companies are trying to find a way to conquer the exclusive world of the Apple Watch. The previously reported app releases for Apple watch have been controversial. It seems that companies find it hard to concentrate their digital data and content into such a small screen. Whether the Apple watch remains user-friendly considering the complexity of launched apps or turns to be a technological pretentious failure, future will unfold.
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