Google Releases Third-Party Apps for Android Wear

After rolling out Android Wear devices at Google I/O, the company has now released the first batch of third party apps for Android Wear smartwatches. The apps are available on the Google Play include IFTTT, Level Money, Banjo, Duolingo, Eat24, Glympse, Player FM Podcast and Radio, The Guardian, Thomson Reuters Eikon, Evernote Wear, Pintrest, American Airlines,  Fly Delta and so on.

The app offers functionality such as voice actions for things like alarm, timer or agenda and configuring notifications preferences on the smartwatches. Google yesterday also rolled out Google Play services 5.0 that include a number of features users can use to improve their apps.

Google said, “The APIs provide an automatically synchronized, persistent data store and a low-latency messaging interface that let you sync data, exchange control messages,  transfer assets and more third party apps are due out in the near future.”

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NDTV Gadgets says: Other additions include dynamic security provider, which offers an API that apps can use to install a security provider; Google Play game services now come with a new set of APIs called Quests; App Indexing API; Google Cast SDK brings media tracks that introduce closed caption support for Chromecast; updated Google Drive API, and Google Wallet now comes with a new “Save to Wallet” button with support for offers. Enhanced analytics and a new (default) implementation for purchases using the Google Play in-app billing service in Mobile Ads was also added.

The ‘Apps for Android Wear’ section in the Google Play comes with apps from Google such as an official Android Wear companion app for Android devices, Google Maps, and Hangouts.

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The Android Wear companion app for Android lets users manage their Android Wear device from their Android smartphone.

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