When Apple introduced its smartwatch the audience felt that there are different shortcomings of software in this watch. Now Apple has evolved so much in the features of its smartwatch that it’s the best smartwatch in the world.
Not only the navigation but the overall experience and the quick response of the smartwatch is the best reason that audiences love this smartwatch so much.
There are different reasons for which the Apple Watch is different from other wearable watches. It provides shortcuts to favorite apps, tracks heartbeat, customizes and changes the watch faces along with its goal tracking and controlling the Macbook is also done by Apple smartwatch.
Apple has introduced the watchOS 6 which is an amazing advancement for developers. Now the creators can develop watch-only applications for Apple smartwatch which are stand-alone watch applications. This creates importance for the creators to know how to develop Apple Smartwatch applications.
Important layout guidelines are given below:
Minimal content is important for the layout because nobody wants to watch useless information on the main screen. A person must display the important information at first while less useful information must be present at secondary places like by scrolling down or an additional button. It is encouraging to show less information on the main screen to increase visibility.
Visual hierarchy is important to make the information in a sequence in this way the viewer can easily access the desired information. It is important to maintain the glanceability, readability, and space between the options and icons.
The value of space is completely seen in wearable watches because the division screen is small and the creator is encouraged to manage the apps from one edge to the other on the screen in the most systematic way. It is important to use icons instead of options to reduce the space and increase the visibility for the user.
Like all other devices, Apple Smartwatch must have two types of navigation which are hierarchical navigation and page-based navigation. One screen must represent the options and the other gives the details about the options. While other smaller lists would be represented as it is easy to swipe to the next page. It is important to remember that a Smartwatch app must be similar to the iPhone app but should not mimic it; rather it works to provide quick access to the app.
Important interaction guidelines are given below:
Feedback is important for the user while using a wearable watch. A user must have visual feedback of the actions performed on the watch.
Customization of the haptics is important as whenever something new or uncertain happens it directly appears on the screen. All the notifications, errors, and confirmation notifications are required to customize haptics.
Recognition is important if you are making any change in the Apple Smartwatch application. People are well aware of swipe up, swipe down, click or tap if a creator makes a sudden change it is important to make it recognizable.
Interface gestures guidelines are given below:
Warnings and Actions are important to be visible on the main screen directly when it is needed. Important alerts along with the warning actions are required to directly appear and the response of the actions should appear on the screen to be viewed by the user.
PNG Images and videos need to be used in the Apple Watch application. The images must be PNG format and a visual cue must be present before the complete loading of the picture. A video shouldn’t be more than 30 seconds because of space issues.
Pickers are used to display the data in the form of a list by scrolling or swiping the data. If rating or sequencing something is happening so a date picker must be used to make it easy and visible.
Apple watches are not making much money right now but it will make money when it starts doing online bookings. People don’t like to have ads on Apple watch hence no online services are provided on it. A person can change the watch face according to the desire and taste of his personality.
All the features, design, color, and collection would be according to the wish of the user. A person can get money by giving extra paid features on-demand to the application users or by the advertisements.