With the launch of Apple Watch, it was only a matter of time before the web publishing giants released their first apps for wearable devices. Here are the first wearable enthusiasts in the industry of website creation:
Shopify Mobile for Apple Watch was created during Shopify Hack Days, a two-day event dedicated to experiments with new technologies and ideas.
The free app allows users to access data about sales revenue and order volume at glance. To get a more detailed overview of their store, users have to tap into the app. When a new order is received, the app will notify the user with a subtle tap on the wrist.
The Squarespace Metrics for Apple Watch allows users to get up-to-the-minute updates and quick-glance statistics for their Squarespace website on the move without having to open up the laptop or pull out the phone. Its key features include:
- Quick access to the most relevant stats for all your Squarespace sites.
- Expanded vizualization of every metric.
- Glance view for quick access to the most important data. Users can select a specific metric to have it available as a quick glance.
The app requires a Squarespace 7 account.
While Shopify’s and Squarespace’s apps are primarily focused on stats, Weebly for Apple Watch goes beyond just metrics. With the new app, you can:
- Monitor website activity.
- Receive notifications when new orders are received with detailed order information.
- Receive notifications for new blog comments. Users can approve, delete, mark as spam or dismiss the comments using the watch.
Are these apps really helpful, or they’re released for the sake of having an Apple Watch app? Does the average user really need such an app? Let us know what you think about this trend in the comments!