Google launches first Apple Watch app

Google launches first Apple Watch app
Google, noticeably absent from a quickly growing catalog of Apple Watch apps, has unveiled their first app for the platform: 'Google News & Weather.'

While Google News and Weather is not the most popular Google app out there, it should be a good test for the search engine giant in exploring the new watch platform. It will compete directly with Apple Watch apps from major media outlets like The New York Times and NPR, among others.

Just like in those competing apps, you can swipe through top headlines right from the watch, and read news from over 65,000 publications condensed into different categories like "Top News," "Technology" and "Sports." You can also see any local news.

Unfortunately, the app appears to be limited. There is a photo and a headline, but no option to see the full story or even a summary. You cannot use Handoff to continue reading on your iPhone. You can however, use a Force Touch gesture to save the article to your Safari Reading List.


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 12 May 2015 22:22
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