Developers ignoring the Apple Watch? One app made for every 1000 iOS apps

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Developers apparently aren’t interested in creating apps for the Apple Watch, and Apple’s more recently announced tvOS is seeing more activity. The news comes from Tim Anglade the VP of product at Realm, a mobile database company.

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Speaking to Business Insider, Anglade revealed some stats from its own research, saying:


“On a weekly basis we’re seeing very few Watch apps, compared to iOS apps. For every 1000 new iOS apps being built there are 10 tvOS apps and maybe one Watch app.”

Apple announced tvOS in September last year, six months after the Apple Watch went on sale, and is used for making apps that run on its Apple TV digital media player. WatchOS, which operates on the Apple Watch, has been through several iterations since launch, but the Watch itself hasn’t been superseded.

That may change at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference starting on June 13, as rumors indicate a second generation watch may be introduced. Whether such a device attracts more developer activity remains to be seen.