“This time next year, we’ll probably all be wondering how we got by without our Apple Watches, but here and now there’s still plenty that we don’t know about the device Cupertino wants to put on your wrist,” Jason Snell writes for Six Colors. “The crack Six Colors team (Jason Snell and Dan Moren) has assembled the sum total of human knowledge about Apple’s wearable device, or at least a reasonable facsimile.”
“When a Watch app wants to notify you, it presents what Apple calls a ‘short look’ — a brief item showing you what app is trying to notify you, with a hint about what the notification is about. If you lower your wrist, that notification vanishes,” Snell writes. “But if you raise your wrist or even just hold it steady, the Apple Watch assumes you want more, and loads the ‘long look’ notification, which is much more like something you’d find on the iPhone. A long-look notification includes information as well as buttons that let you interact with the information. The last button in every such notification is Dismiss, allowing you to get rid of the notification without interacting with it further.”
Tons more in the full article – recommended – here.