Amazon is reportedly building an Apple Watch app

Online retail giant Amazon is working on an official Apple Watch app that will permit its users to purchase goods on right from their wrist, TechCrunch reported Friday.

“The company does have an Apple Watch version of its mobile shopping app in the works, we understand,” reads the report.

The report states that the Watch app will be quite similar to the app Amazon put together for Android Wear, Google’s own wearables platform. Meaning, the app will let users search for items using their voice, buy things with a single click via Amazon’s 1-Click option, and view their Wishlist, too.

When reached out for details, an Amazon spokesperson would only provide a boilerplate-like response. “Amazon is constantly innovating on behalf of our customers,” said the firm. “We are committed to being anywhere customers want to shop. That includes watches.”

Amazon’s shopping app is available for a range of mobile platforms and has recently expanded to wearables with the introduction of an official shopping app for Google’s Android Wear smartwatch platform.

The online retailer all but confirmed the existence of a shopping app for the Apple wearable. “We have an Amazon shopping app for Android Wear and will look to expand to other devices,” the Amazon spokesperson told TechCrunch.

Is Apple Watch among the “other devices”?

It’s far from a guarantee, but considering the impact the Watch has already made, it would seem silly for Amazon not to launch an app for the wearable. Would you be excited to buy things from your wrist?

What do you think ?


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