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Instagram unveils Apple Watch app as first step into wearables

The social network is now in the process of creating its first application compatible with smartwatches.

Instagram has now announced that it is developing a new Apple Watch app that would provide its users with an alert as soon as there is a picture posted by someone that they know.

The Facebook owned image based social network will now be providing a simpler alert system for users.

The idea is to make it possible for the wearers of the smartwatch to use this Apple Watch app to keep up with what their closest friends are doing. It will let them know when a picture has been posted so that they can view it and respond as they’d like. This represents the first time that Instagram has ever made an entry into the world of wearable technology. Until now, it has kept itself well away from wearables, including the number of other smartwatches that are already on the market, and headsets such as Google Glass.

That said, due to the image based nature of Instagram, the Apple Watch app had to be created with care.

Instagram unveils Apple Watch appAfter all, the social network is meant for pictures and the Apple Watch has a tiny little screen. This caused the developers of the app to have to completely rethink the way that it would function. According to Ian Silber, a designer at Instagram, it was key for them to come up with “the simplest feed we could think of.” He also went on to add that “I think the watch is really about quick information and notifications. With the Watch, it’s about thinking about interactions in terms of seconds.”

Apple has established very solid rules with regards to the way that it will allow apps to be created for its smartwatch. For example, it has restricted the types of tools that third party developers can come up with through the use of its tools (the Watchkit). For example, the developers at Instagram attempted to transfer the double-tapping an image feature from its smartphone application in order to “like” that image through the Apple Watch app. However, that is not a feature that the Watchkit has to offer.

Smartwatch mobile wallet app launched for Samsung Gear 2

Wallaby unveiled its third app for wearable devices.

The mobile and online credit card optimization solution is the first to launch a mobile wallet app for the Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch, which provides users with the ability to make financial decisions in real time.

Wallaby helps consumers select the best credit card for every transaction.

The company is known for assisting consumers in choosing the credit card that is the most idea for each of their transactions to help them earn the most rewards and to save the most money. The app gives users the ability to view their credit card utilization, balances and balance limit, as well as obtain suggestions on which card is the most practical for each shopping experience.

In addition to having offerings for Android and iOS, currently, Wallaby has an app for the wearables Google Glass and Pebble. One of its goals is to appeal to early adopters of wearable technology, so that it can improve its current wearable app formula and make it more successful and appealing for other major companies when they enter the wearables market.

In an interview with Mashable, Matthew Goldman, the CEO and founder of Wallaby said that “We’ve chosen to be involved in wearables because we think that we’re providing the kind of apps people want.” He added that “A lot of people focus on fitness and health but financial health is an important factor of everyone’s everyday life.”

Goldman stated that Wallaby’s has already learned more about what users want from the company’s existing wearable applications. Their apps have helped them understand what users want to see on the tiny screens of their devices.

The Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch is believed to be the perfect wearable platform for the Wallaby app.

Goldman said of the Samsung Gear that it is a “compelling device with an excellent interface” and that it is a platform well suited to providing users financial information that will help them avoid fees and save money.

According to the company’s press release, Consumers who use the Wallaby app on their smartwatch will receive unbiased recommendations that are based on the company’s industry leading database and algorithms of “credit card promotions and rewards intelligence.”