Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hack WatchOS Apps To Run Truly Native

As it become known there is the way to hack watchOS apps. Famous developers trio Adam Bell, Steve Troughton-Smith and Saurik successfully hacked the Apple Watch on watchOS 2 to run truly native apps on it.


Apple company stated that the ability to run native apps will be available with watchOS 2 after this release update during WWDC. But creations have so far been limited to apps that accompany a native iPhone or iPad application from the App Store. Not content with getting native apps functioning. Although Apple has released watchOS 2 with native apps , for some developers it isn’t as ‘native’ as wanted or expected. The logic code now runs on the watch, but raw access to the user interface is still not allowed on watchOS 2.

The trio went a little further in the hours that followed. This means frameworks like UIKit cannot be used to draw truly custom UI. Instead developers must rely on the same techniques employed with current WatchKit apps that revolve around image sequences to create more interesting effects.

Steve Troughton-Smith, Adam Bell and Jay Freeman aka Saurik have successfully managed to penetrate the security layers of Apple’s watchOS to get truly native UIKit and SceneKit apps up and running.


Developers played around with the system and created a nano file browsing app that comes with system access that is akin to what jailbreaking actually allows on a liberated iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Apple Watch's small screen isn’t exactly the best real platform for an application of this nature. So hack watchOS apps process will allow developers create really native third-party apps for the Apple Watch that actually offers great features and functionality for the wearable device.

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