The Apple Watch is all set to adorn many wrists on April 24. Predictably, many global apps have already been updated for Apple’s “most personal device, yet” but even though the Watch isn’t launching in India, many Indian apps are looking to cater to early adopters.Here are five Indian apps that you will be able to use on the Apple Watch. Also Read - Apple Watch Series 7 could bring this important feature and a refreshed design
Camera Plus is an app made by a Karnataka company called Global Delight. The camera app now has an extension for the Apple Watch and allows capturing photos and videos from the wearable. The Apple Watch acts like a viewfinder for the app and also provides a preview of the picture after it is captured. The Camera Plus Apple Watch extension automatically syncs with Camera Plus on your iOS device. Also Read - watchOS 8 announced: You Apple Watch gets lots of new health features and more
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Domestic travel portal Cleartrip has become one of the first Indian apps to come to Apple Watch. When you open the Cleartrip app on the smartwatch, you’ll see a concise list of upcoming flights. It also supports glances that shows your upcoming trips till 24 hours before departure. The Cleartrip glance feature shows you the flight number, current flight status and updates about departure time.
HDFC bank app
HDFC Bank is set to become the first Indian bank whose mobile banking app will be available on the Apple Watch. Calling it WatchBanking, it is due to launch later in the month. Hindustan Times reports that the most notable features like balance enquiry, re-charge of pre-paid mobile phones, cheque book request and account statement, as well as paying utility bills will be seen on the smartwatch.
Tamil apps ‘Agaraadhi’ and ‘Kural,’
Film lyricist Madhan Karky has also developed two language apps for Apple Watch. The ‘Agaraadhi app’ is a dictionary, while the other app is ‘Kural,’ a Tirukkural version filled with couplets by poets. The Hindu reports that ‘Agaraadhi’ will be free, while ‘Kural’ will cost Rs 60. The report states that ‘Agaraadhi’ has 2.6 lakh root words and 1.1 million definitions. ‘Kural’ is a collection of the 1,330 couplets penned by poet Thiruvalluvar 2,000 years ago. Both of them will be bilingual (Tamil and English).
Business messaging app Avaamo has been developed specifically from the ground up for the Apple Watch. The app will be available for download from the App Store starting April 24, the day the company ships the product to those who pre-ordered the smartwatch. The app allows you to reply to a text via its speech-to-text feature, which basically lets you speak to your watch, and the app will convert it to text and reply instantly. Bangalore-based Avaamo also offers smart emojis, and lets you view files, pictures, locations and videos on the watch.
— Avaamo Inc (@AvaamoHQ) April 21, 2015