While the Apple watch On the way to having their own App Store, some developers are simply shifting from investing in apps not only to the Apple watch, but to the Apple ecosystem. gadgets wearable as a whole. Among these, now the app Google Nest is unavailable on both watchOS and Wear OS.
The end of the smartwatch app distribution came this week, about a month after Google merged its Home app with the Nest platform which manages various types of cameras, lights and other smart home devices. The information is from 9to5Google.
The removal also coincides with the release of app version 5.37 on the App Store and Google Play. The Mountain View giant explained that it has discontinued the smartwatch version because “only a small number of people used the app” on their gadgets that's why Nest focuses on developing the smartphone app, which will continue to be available in both app stores.
We looked at Nest app users on smart watches and found that only a small number of people were using it. Moving forward, our team devotes more time focusing on delivering high quality experiences through mobile applications and voice interaction.
Wear OS users can still control their home thermostats through the Google Assistant at the clock. However, if you have an Apple Watch, all functions of the Nest app should only be performed by iPhone. App notifications will also continue to be sent to watches as usual.
Removing smartwatch apps, especially Apple Watch, is not new. In addition to Nest, Twitter, Google Maps, Amazon, and eBay also removed their watchOS apps from the App Store, after concluding that it would not be worth "investing in software with few users."
Performing some tasks by the handle may actually be less intuitive than on mobile devices; However, considering that Apple Watch, for example, is developing to become less and less dependent on the iPhone, the removal of these apps makes all this breakthrough not so significant, as most actions will continue to be performed by iPhone. smartphones.
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Version 5.42.0 (359.4 MB) Requires the iOS 11.0 or superior