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Apple Watch: App Store opens for WatchKit app exams - New York Times app with a new way of storytelling

Apple announced on Tuesday evening in the Apple Developer Center that all registered developers can now submit their WatchKit apps to Apple. The company updated and expanded the WatchKit documentation. Among other things, Apple shows which requirements a smartwatch app must meet for successful approval in the App Store. This includes, for example, the design of the app icon, which should match the iOS app icon as closely as possible. Apple also provides information on the required screenshots.

One-senctence-stories: New York Times app for the Apple Watch

The New York Times used Apple's announcement on Tuesday to present its Apple Watch app to the public. The newspaper uses the app to summarize news in just one sentence ("one sentence stories") that fits on the display of the Apple Watch. Apple Watch users are notified of breaking news via push notifications. Complete messages can be saved for later reading on the iPhone, as reading on the small display of the smartwatch could be rather difficult.

The media house, which described this development as a new way of storytelling, also announced that it has hired editors on three continents to only create news for the Apple Watch. The publisher ensures that the smartwatch is supplied with the most important news around the clock.

The Apple Watch can be pre-ordered from April 10th. But on April 24, the actual sales start of Apple's new prestige object will take place.