Recently, our team decided to take on WatchKit to create an Apple Watch extension for one of our apps, Texas Landmarks. The Texas Landmarks app contains Texas’ 14,000+ historical markers and makes it incredibly easy for users to discover nearby landmarks and learn more about their related history.
The “Near Me” feature was one that we found users really enjoyed, so we decided to make it the focal point for our Watch app. The final version of the Watch app that we came up with takes the user’s latest location and puts the 5 nearest historical landmarks right at their wrist. From there, they can read more and even get directions straight to a landmark.
Along the way we learned a lot about the features and conversely, the limitations of both the Apple Watch and WatchKit.