The strange trend of apps leaving the Apple Watch

Uber has quietly shut down its Apple Watch app, with the software now showing a message that instructs people to “please switch to the Uber mobile app.” The company is “no longer supporting the Apple Watch app,” according to the text, which ends with Uber apologizing for any inconvenience caused by the app’s discontinuation. There’s also a sad face emoji to drive that sentiment home… More here.

This is strange on the face of it, but understandable when you have used an Apple Watch for any length of time. I don’t think I used more than 1 or 2 third party Apple Watch apps when I used mine for extended periods. There was just no need and the advantages were often minimal.

It’s evidence of how complete the Apple Watch experience is and the limitations that can be expected from such a small device.

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