Big Name Developers Discontinue Bad Watch Apps ➝

Matt Birchler, commenting on The Verge’s recent piece about Google and Amazon killing their Apple Watch apps:

Google removed their Maps app and no one noticed. Well no shit, the Google Maps app on the Apple Watch is way worse than the Apple Maps one. Apple Maps on the Watch has more access to do things third party apps can’t. It can launch itself automatically when you start navigation on the iPhone, and it’s the only way to navigate when using Siri directly on the Apple Watch itself.

No one noticed Google or Amazon killing their Watch apps because no one was using their watch apps. This revelation by The Verge shouldn’t be taken as a sign of failure for the Watch, but as a sign of failure for bad Watch apps.