AOL App - Apple Watch
With an increase in monthly and daily UV's, we decided to add a bit of innovation with a companion app on the Apple Watch.
Users who have downloaded and use the AOL App.
Lead User Experience Designer
We wanted to get as much punch into the app while trying to maintain a lightweight look and feel for our Users, as this was a first time experience. We included powerful features such as Quick Reply (canned responses) from a message read; message triage from the message list; and Breaking News push notifications.
Since this was the first time any of us worked with the technology of the Apple Watch (and it being Watch 1.0), we hit a few challenges of learning the technology and constraints. The platform had a bit of rigidity to it, but we were able to work closely with the engineering team and used a simulator to make changes on the fly as needed. In hindsight, I would have facilitated a closer working relationship with the engineering team of Huffington Post (Also an AOL entity) as they ran into issues with their app that we could have exchanged information and knowledge.