Instagram is the most recent business to discontinue support for the Apple Watch. Thanks to this decision, they are now in the same league with companies such as Amazon, Slack, Google, eBay, Whole Foods, and Twitter.
When you update Instagram on your mobile phone, the application will be removed from the Apple Watch in an unobtrusive manner. The Watch app was among the first to be released for the device’s first iteration, and it gave users the ability to browse recent images from their timeline, comment on them, and receive alerts. You will still be able to get notifications, but only when the Instagram app is running on your mobile device.
However, Instagram is just one of several corporations that have removed their mobile applications in recent weeks and months. A Google representative said that the company wants to re-launch its app at some point in the future. This is different from most other companies, which haven’t said much about their decisions or plans for the future.
If this is the case, then why are software developers not supporting the Apple Watch?
It is quite conceivable that they have come to the conclusion that the Apple Watch’s relatively small screen offers just a restricted range of functionality and does not provide for an enjoyable visual experience. This does not pose a problem for podcast listeners or applications focused on communication; however, it does pose a problem for technology focused on images.
Even more crucially, as part of the latest upgrade to the iPhone operating system, Apple has established a mandate that applications be able to run natively on the wristwatch. This makes the issue even more essential. This indicates that they are no longer able to function merely by interacting with software that is installed on your mobile phone. Developing genuinely native applications uses far more resources and needs additional effort from developers. Because of the transition, it’s possible that many of the more outdated applications will be abandoned.
Not to mention the fact that Apple’s own software has more access privileges than third-party software. Because of this, competing with the technological behemoth is challenging.
However, the Cupertino organization has no reason to be overly concerned about this development. In the last three months of 2017, the business blew past competitors like Fitbit and Xiaomi to gain a significant lead in the sales of wearables throughout the world. The company moved an incredible 8 million units during the Christmas quarter, representing a 57.5 per cent increase over the same period last year.
Even more impressive is the fact that Apple has lately surpassed Switzerland by becoming the largest watchmaker on the planet. This development took place just recently. The third-generation model of the company, which came out in September 2017, was a key part of the company’s success in reaching this important goal.