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Android Wearable App development query

Discussion in 'Wear Os' started by Pauliepaul75, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. Pauliepaul75

    Pauliepaul75 Lurker
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    HI

    This is my first post here, so sorry if this is in the wrong area/format

    I have what is hopefully a quick query, a golfing app I use has been developed on both apple and Android phones as well as being developed on Apple watches.
    I have asked whether there are plans to develop this on android wearables, but the reply is that it would take too much time and development to implement on all the various Android Wearables/OSs.

    Does this sound right?
    it feels more of a cop out from the developer to me?
     



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  2. codesplice

    codesplice Elite Recognized Moderator
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    I don't think it would take any more development time and resources than for Apple Watches, but I'm also guessing that they had more demand for an Apple Watch version. Those seem to be a lot more popular (particularly with the golfers I know) than any of the Android-based wearables.

    There are also several different breeds of Android wearables - Google's Wear OS, Samsung's Tizen, Huawei's whatever-they-call-it, and then a whole bunch of cheap watches from unknown brands which run straight Android (usually poorly).

    I love my Wear OS watches but I totally get why developers aren't keen to port their apps unless there's a significant demand for it.
     
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  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Yes, that does sound right. Because with Android compatible smart-watches, you've got Google's Wear OS, Samsung's Tizen, whatever it is Huawei does on their smart-watches, plus a plethora of cheap smart-watches that use a stand-alone implementation of Android. Where I am, China, the most common smart-watches I've seen is Apple Watch or Huawei Watch. BTW in this country, you have to be quite rich to play golf, so not many do.
     
    #3 mikedt, Jan 8, 2021
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2021
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    AFAIK Huawei uses the open source code to Wear OS, but what they do with it doesn't have much to do with Google.
     
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