With a screen measuring under 2″ diagonally, there isn’t much that you can do with a device like Apple’s smartwatch but that hasn’t stopped some reading app developers from finding ways to use it.
The Wattpad team created this app for on-the-go writers who love keeping tabs on their latest stats. For writers, votes and read counts serve as a way to understand a story’s momentum, and seeing a spike in votes and reads often encourages them to keep writing.
The Wattpad app for Apple Watch gives writers real-time story analytics including total cumulative read and vote counts, as well as percent increases between app checks so they can keep track of readers’ reactions to their stories.
I can’t speak for you but that strikes this stats-obsessed blogger as a great idea. I really do obsess over my site’s traffic to the same degree that authors track their reading and sales stats, so I do appreciate the tool Wattpad has placed on author’s wrists.
alas, Google Analytics hasn’t released a similar iWatch app, so I will be forced to sit back and be jealous.
You can find the app in iTunes.