New York Times Apple Watch app does one-sentence stories

New York Times will bring one-sentence stories to Apple Watch


Do you want news on your wrist? Photo: Apple

What will the news of the future look like when we’re all busy staring at our tiny smartwatch screens instead of an iPhone or Mac? You’re not likely to scroll through long-form stories on your wrist, so The New York Times plans to roll out one-sentence news blasts to Apple Watch.

The Times says it’s inventing a new form of storytelling to keep readers informed in seconds from their Apple Watch. The single-sentence stories will provide glance-able info from Times sections including business, politics, sports, science and the arts.

Check out some of the example of headlines below:

Photo: NYT
Photo: NYT

Stories will be accompanied by photography and bulleted summaries. Apple Watch users can then use Handoff to continue reading a story on their iPhone or iPad, or save the content to reading services like Pocket and Instapaper.

The New York Times Apple Watch app is an extension of the paper’s iOS app that was recently updated with others to include support for Cupertino’s wearable. Yahoo has also revealed that it plans to push news stories to wrists by utilizing its Sumly technology.

Other media platforms like Snapchat and Circa have been focused on quick messages for the last few years and are already well-positioned for Apple Watch when it comes out April 24, though neither company has revealed an Apple Watch app yet.

Source: The New York Times


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