On Apple Watch Development Hesitation ➝

Jason Snell, regarding Brian X. Chen and Vindu Goel’s piece on developer interest in Apple Watch:

This is a story about developers trying to figure out if they want to be on a new platform, and if they do, how best to accomplish that. Unfortunately, Chen and Goel’s story makes it seem like the development community is just holding its breath waiting to see if Apple’s selling watches, while users are similarly waiting to see if their favorite apps from their phones run on the watch before buying.

It’s still early days. There’s plenty of time for developers to build apps for the platform before we need to start worrying about it. And remember, apps developed with the native SDK won’t be available until this fall and many applications shouldn’t have Apple Watch counterparts because it’ll make for a crummy experience.