TuneIn, Shazam, RunKeeper among latest apps ready for Apple Watch launch

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in Apple Watch edited April 2015
With Friday's launch of the Apple Watch just days away, major developers are still working to add support to their iPhone apps, some new examples being TuneIn Radio, RunKeeper, Shazam, JetBlue, and Instapaper.




The TuneIn Radio Watch extension lets users control playback and change stations, including by jumping to recent or related content. Listeners can also follow new stations and shows, or just check the active radio stream. The iOS app has tangentially gained support for CarPlay, Apple's in-car infotainment platform.

RunKeeper's Watch features primarily start, track, and finish a run. Users are alerted to workout milestones through notifications. The app's developers are meanwhile promising to keep notifications from other apps out of the way, while a run is in progress.

Music discovery app Shazam has, as expected, migrated its main function to the Watch, but has also incorporated support for secondary features such as lyrics and Auto Shazam, which will keep listening for tracks while the app is open. Glance mode displays recent song history, and Handoff can be used to follow up with features that don't work on the Watch, such as music videos or buying songs.

US airline JetBlue has implemented what it calls "day-of" Watch features, such as a flight countdown, a "smart" boarding pass, and a flight status Glance. The app has separately gained a "Fly-Fi" indicator for detecting in-flight Wi-Fi, fixes to Trip History, and a DirecTV schedule extension showing all channels.

Instapaper, the offline reading app, now has the option of launching text-to-speech for saved articles from the Watch. Once an item is finished, it can be archived, organized, or deleted via a Force Touch menu.

All five of the apps a free downloads and require iOS 7 or later, with the exception of Instapaper, which needs iOS 8.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 7
    peteopeteo Posts: 402member
    Might want to add Starbucks app has been update with support for Apple watch
  • Reply 2 of 7
    bill42bill42 Posts: 131member

    I thought that shazam is now for the most part built into Siri, making it redundant? 

  • Reply 3 of 7
    brlawyerbrlawyer Posts: 828member

    When is AI writing about iMac shipping times slipping to 5-8 days? Let's bring some variety against the boredom of iWatch news, please.

  • Reply 4 of 7
    nolamacguynolamacguy Posts: 4,758member
    brlawyer wrote: »
    When is AI writing about iMac shipping times slipping to 5-8 days? Let's bring some variety against the boredom of iWatch news, please.

    get a fucking life and stop trolling discussion threads you claim to not be interested in. i come here for the AW news and discussion. if you dont like it dont click on it, smarty
  • Reply 5 of 7
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,385member
    brlawyer wrote: »
    When is AI writing about iMac shipping times slipping to 5-8 days? Let's bring some variety against the boredom of iWatch news, please.

    Hey Mods, isn't this kind of trash bannable? You know, coming into a thread to demand why there isnt inother thread about a completely different topic? It shits things up for everyone. Brlawyer has done nothing but shit in absolutely every single thread he enters. Why does he still have posting privileges?
  • Reply 6 of 7
    matrix07matrix07 Posts: 1,993member

    Yeah for Runkeeper but where is Strava?

  • Reply 7 of 7
    Toon Goggles has a great Apple Watch app designed for parents of young children. Parents can control on-demand video, games, and music and monitor their child's usage. Toon Goggles - On-Demand Entertainment for Kids | Cartoons, Games, and Music by Toon Goggles, Inc.
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