News organisations launch Apple Watch apps

The Wall Street Journal has joined other media organisations in introducing an Apple Watch app which gives subscribers “at-a-glance, real-time news and market data”.

Features include corporate share price updates, which allow users to stay in sync with the news alongside their portfolios.

“Apple Watch creates an entirely new reading experience, and we are pleased to launch an app that meets the ever-evolving needs of our subscribers,” said Gerard Baker, Editor in Chief of The Wall Street Journal.

Other media organisations have launched their own Apple watch apps.

Last week, The Guardian launched Moments, which gives users a customisable feed which can include, for example, summaries of the day’s top story, breaking news alerts and updates from live blogs the user follows on The Guardian app.

Time Inc. has launched an Apple Watch app for Time Magazine, which translates its daily newsletter “The Brief” into top headlines and photos.

The New York Times announced it had created an app to display around six “one sentence stories”, rather than just headlines.

ABC News has also released an app which features “Stories in a Second”, customised news updates and live video.

Similarly, Yahoo News Digest delivers hourly news bulletins as Glances

Many media apps allow users to “hand off” content from their Apple Watch to their iPhones or iPads.

The Apple Watch went on sale Friday 24 April. Prices range from £299 for the Sport model to £13,500 for the 18-karat gold Edition.

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