It’s day three for me with an Apple Watch, even though it only came out yesterday. Like many Apple fans, tech enthusiasts, or software developers, I ordered the Watch the moment preorders went out. Due to luck in ordering the right model at the right time, I received it in the mail yesterday. One for my wife, too.
Since the first mention of the Apple Watch, I’ve been trying to figure out what its main use cases were for. It’s easier to get to than your phone, most of the time. The notifications are more rich and interactive. And the haptic feedback is a brand new interaction.
The Apple Watch, in Real Life
As a software developer whose livelihood depends on innovation, I’ve been trying to wrap my head around what wearables are really good for, and what an Apple Watch could be. For years I’ve wondered this. With its imminent release, I’ve been banging my head against a wall. Who would buy this? And why? What’s the “killer app”?
People often approach me with one big idea, their idea of a lifetime, and wonder why I don’t build it right then and there. I have ideas for products every day; my notebook is chock full of them. I have gotten better at organizing them—in order of the least amount of work for the most gain. And I’m a bit wiser on cutting out the wrong ones—ideas that are too time…