Now is the perfect time to develop a smart watch app when selecting a platform (iOS, Android, Cross Platform, Web Development)

Now is the perfect time to develop a smart watch app when selecting a platform (iOS, Android, Cross Platform, Web Development)

Mobile app development is booming in today’s market with both the Google Play and the Apple App store hosting more than 2 million apps apiece. These apps range from games and learning tools to word processors, fitness apps and more. Consumers are discovering that these apps increasingly are more functional than their desktop computer counterparts. Most modern mobile devices come equipped with sensors that can detect rotation (accelerometer), pressure (Apple’s 3D touch), GPS, compass orientation, always on voice detection and cameras on the front and rear that are close to rivaling a DSLR. With all of this data at a developer’s fingertips, a wearable smart watch app is the perfect complement to the main app.

Smart watches like the Apple Watch and the Android Wear line contain additional sensors such as a heart rate monitor, accelerometer, GPS and a barometer. These sensors are most useful to fitness apps, however, one feature that is useful to any app are quick glance notifications. Smart watches are more convenient than a phone when checking for notifications. Developers can create small nuggets of actionable notifications that allow for quick replies and the freedom to not get bogged down reaching for the phone. This invaluable time saver is the perfect reason to develop a smart watch app as part of any mobile app development work.

Smart watches are expected to grow 18 percent in 2017 according to VentureBeat. Wearables are expanding in use and functionality and now is the time to add this critical segment of development to your app.

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