Custom Watch Faces On Apple Watch Is Now A Reality

Posted: Aug 20 2015, 11:06am CDT | by , in News | Apple

Custom Watch Faces On Apple Watch Is Now A Reality

Hamza Sood has successfully hacked the Apple Watch

Famous developer Hamza Sood recently helped us find insights at an upcoming and more capable iPad mini. He has now shared his most recent finding with the Apple watch.

He has developed the ability to use custom watch faces on Apple Watch. Sood posted a video on Twitter.

The video demonstrated two custom watch faces running on his stainless steel Apple Watch. Sood has shared the source code that he used to make the custom watch faces to GitHub.

The hack's source code allows you to load any watch face you want. The faces also include animations. Sood's Apple Watch is running the watchOS 2.0 beta.

He was able to coordinate his custom watch faces into watchOS. This permits them to be flawlessly chosen from the first-party interface. Sood's change also takes advantage from the Digital Crown.

It permits to change the color of the watch face by moving the crown. This color changing option is much similar to how many of Apple’s own watch faces work.

The absence of backing for custom watch faces on Apple Watch has been one of the complaints with device since its launch prior this year.

It's hazy as of right now if Apple has any plans to support such a component down the line. Apple watch still lacks support for faces developed by third-parties.

Earlier this year, developers also hacked Apple Watch to run UIKit apps on watchOS 1.0.

Apple is yet to reveal the official sales figures for the Watch but some reports are claiming poor sales.

Android Wear watches are catching up with the Apple Watch and with the next gen. Moto 360 just around the corner, we can expect some surprises.

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