Google’s recent introduction of Android Wear has rapidly increased interest in wearable app development and smart watches for startups and entrepreneurs.
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Previous iterations of smart watches have had proprietary operating systems, making app development challenging and available to a smaller scale. But incorporating Android is expected to have a big impact, allowing apps for the watches to be created using simple tweaks to existing Android apps, according to MIT Technology Review.
And the apps would allow for usage across devices. For example, according to the article, a developer at the startup Pocket has proposed an app that will allow users of a smart watch to slip notifications and e-mail alerts into a folder for later review on their smartphones.
And the possibilities are endless. A video on the Android website shows users getting such timely information as the score of a game, who the singer of a song is, how long it will take them to get to work, how many calories they’re burning and even replying to messages–all by communicating with a smart watch. (Google is working on wearables with current Android partners like Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung–as well as fashion brands like Fossil.)
So what does that mean for those interested in app development? In addition to being able to extend existing smartphone apps, there will be “wide open, blue sky territory for people to dive in and create new experiences” for the wearables, according to Alex Faaborg, designer at Android, in another video geared toward developers.
Android is an extremely adaptable, dynamic platform, according to Software Developers UK. Your idea can be extensively researched and evaluated within the Android ecosystem for software development company feasibility and monetization to ensure that your app takes full advantage of the robust features that Android offers. Companies like Software Developers UK can provideAndroid app development services that deliver Android wearable apps in just a few weeks with affordable pricing that starts as GBP 12.
So why wait? When you’re ready to get started, here are some of the capabilities that Android Wear is able to incorporate:
Location based applications. You can find out about traffic, public transportation delays, local weather and beach warnings when you’re surfing–all with a glance at your wrist.
Voice control. Users will be able to do Google searches and send messages, all by talking to their smartwatch.
Intuitive movement. Users will be quite familiar with the swiping motions that will move them from screen to screen in the new system.
Will work across screens. According to a Google blog posting: “Because Android for wearables works with Android’s rich notification system, many apps will already work well. … Here’s to getting the most out of the many screens you use every day—whether in your car, in your pocket or, very soon, on your wrist.”
But remember that you don’t have to work within those paramaters, especially at such affordable prices. In the video, a woman tells her watch to “open the garage door”–and it does. And a man calls a cab with a touch of his finger. Meanwhile, another woman is able to scan her boarding pass QR code with a swipe of her wrist.
And possibilities for entrepreneurs and startups looking to get involved in the Android wear space are likely to expand as more research is done into what the technology is capable of. There’s still time to get in on the ground floor of these innovative Android wearable apps, so what are you waiting for?
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Software Developers UK Software Developers UK is a UK-based website and app development company, with offices in Melbourne, India and the United States. It provides technical talents combined with practical costs in 40 countries and has consistently been rated one of the best custom Web development companies thanks to its experienced, professional Web development teams. Over the past 15 years, the company also has provided superior Android and iPhone app development–as well as apps for Google Glass and smart watches.