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Android Wear apps wearing thin

Android Wear appsWe all have an opinion on wearable tech, but Jared Newman’s piece on Time.com had me nodding in agreement – Too Many Android Wear Apps Are Missing the Point

It may not be a novel viewpoint but it needs saying – in terms of apps on a watch, there’s no point trying to do just the same thing, but on a smaller screen.

For smartwatches to make sense, they need to go beyond what a phone can do on its own. That idea seems lost on developers who are creating weak imitations of existing smartwatch apps, including gamesdrawing appsflashlights and calendars.

He goes on to consider three basic design questions that apps need to consider…

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Tags: Android Wear, apps, Jared Newman

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