“The Apple Watch has a punctuality problem: apps are slow to load, which could defeat the whole point of having a gadget to deliver information at a glance,” Tim Higgins reports for Bloomberg.
“To fix that, Apple Inc. will unveil new tools for the programmers writing applications for the device,” Higgins reports. “The upgrade will be one of the key highlights of the iPhone maker’s annual conference for 5,000-plus software developers in San Francisco next week.”
“‘I’ve seen it take up to 20, 30 seconds for something to happen, and that’s not uncommon for me,’ Slaven Radic, chief executive officer of Tapstream Network Inc., an application marketing software company, said of the delays. The watch screen often turns off before apps get a chance to load, he said,” Higgins reports. “The software development kit that will be previewed next week will give engineers the ability to write programs on the watch and access to the device’s sensors, Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of operations, said last week at the Re/code conference.”
Higgins reports, “The development kit could be ‘another catalyst for more apps on the device in the coming quarters,’ Daniel Ives, an analyst at FBR Capital Markets & Co., wrote in a note to investors.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Someday soon, we’ll be reminiscing, “Remember when Apple Watch apps were dog slow because they weren’t native?”
Right now, the slow speed of some third-party apps is the single biggest drawback for Apple Watch.