Runkeeper loose Wear OS

Despite the success of the Apple Watch, watchOS rest a little platform attractive to publishers and developers. After you have attempted the coup, many of them have abandoned ship to Apple, the image recently Google has stopped supporting the version watchOS Nest.



If the Apple Watch fails to retain the developer, then what about the competing platforms. The user watches Wear OS will also have to get a reason : they won’t be able to use the companion wrist Runkeeper from the version 9.13 of the app. The update will be available in the coming weeks.


The customer support of Runkeeper has explained on Reddit that the judgment of the app Wear OS had been motivated by operational difficulties affecting a lot of users. “It was an experience very bogguée, and difficult to maintain and correct “, according to the ” small team with limited resources “.


In addition, a very small part of the community Runkeeper uses of this mate, one more reason to abandon it. No news on the other hand on the side of the application watchOS, always available at the current time, but in version 9.12 of the iOS app.


watchOS 6 will introduce an App Store independent of its big brother iOS, you will be able to navigate in the catalog of apps and download them directly from the wrist. Will this be sufficient to restore the breath in the ecosystem ? It remains to be seen : Wear OS offers the same thing since February 2017 and this has not resulted in an explosion of apps.

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