Apple Watch hacked to run “true” native apps

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Developers hack the Apple Watch to allow apps to run on UIKit, the software bones of the smart wearable device. While Apple has provided the developer world with a software kit called “WatchKit”, WatchKit itself remote-drives another bit of software called PepperUICore which lives on top of UIKit. Apple’s own apps on the Watch, save the Weather app, do not use WatchKit. To show that it is possible – albeit not recommended for those hoping to get in to Apple’s official app store – three developers have gotten both UIKit and SceneKit apps running on the Apple Watch.

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