Mayo, Target among those developing Apple Watch apps

April 14, 2015 in Community News, Technology

 

 

Twin Cities•COM
By Julio Ojeda-Zapata
jojeda@pioneerpress.com
04/11/2015

Someday soon, when workers at Minneapolis advertising agency Space150 leave their key fobs at home, they will have another way to gain office access: the Apple Watch on their wrists.

Apple’s much-publicized smartwatch, due for release later this month, will become a kind of key for unlocking the doors with a screen tap or a wrist flick. (Intoning “Open Sesame” will be optional.)

Space150, like thousands of other companies in Minnesota and around the world, are hard at work on apps for the Apple Watch in the belief that the shiny wrist device .  – – – – –  Read entire Article  – – –

– – – – –  For Eden Prairie-based Starkey Hearing Technologies, developing for the Apple Watch is a no-brainer because a number of the company’s hearing aids already interact closely with the iPhone.

Users of such hearing aids can fine-tune their audio using a Starkey app on the iPhone, and select noise-filter presets for different environments, such as cars and restaurants.

Now they will able to make a number of those adjustments and selections on the Apple Watch as well, said Dave Fabry, Starkey’s vice president of audiology and professional relations.

Additional Apple Watch-related possibilities may exist, Fabry added, but the company won’t know for sure how these will develop until it gets the the watch later this month.