Google launches a dedicated Android Wear section in its Google Play app store
As Android Wear devices start to trickle onto the market Google has sectioned off a small part of its Google Play Store to offer apps exclusively for the new family of wearables.
Apps for Android Wear launching today! A collection of apps for Android Wear is now available on Google Play: http://t.co/EuLFOw1cqm
— Google Developers (@googledevs) July 3, 2014
The Android Wear SDK was only just released at the very recent I/O Conference in San Francisco so various third party developers have done well to launch appropriate apps for the wearable focussed OS already. These include the likes of Duolingo, The Guardian and Pinterest.
However don’t get too excited at a flood of cool wares, other than those Google supplies, being suddenly available for your shiny new smartwatch – there’s only 20 apps in total in the Google Play Store Android Wear section at this time including a couple from Google.
The full Android Wear apps list totals only 20 at the time of writing including:
- Android Wear
- Contacts +
- Bandsintown Concerts
- Duolingo: Learn Languages Free
- Onefootball Brasil – World Cup
- Highlight – People nearby
- Glympse – Share your location
- Talkray – Free Calls and Text
- Player FM – Podcast and Sync
- The Guardian
- Thomson Reuters Eikon
- Allthecooks Recipes
- American Airlines
- Fly Delta
- 1Weather: Widget Forecast Radar
Already we have seen three major Android Wear devices detailed/launched, all are smartwatches, from Samsung, LG and Motorola. Also today Google launched an API to make it easier for apps to communicate with wearable companion devices.
Do any readers see any of the above apps as a must-have for their smartwatch?