Realm VP: Developers not that interested in watchOS apps, at least for now

Apple developers aren't very interested in writing apps for the Watch these days, Tim Anglade, an app developer and vice president for the Realm mobile database Realm, told Business Insider. About 100,000 app developers use Realm's database in apps used by about one billion people.

"On a weekly basis we're seeing very few Watch apps, compared to iOS apps," Anglade told Business Insider. “For every 1,000 new iOS apps being built, there are 10 tvOS apps and maybe one Watch app.”

There was excitement in writing watchOS apps when the Apple Watch apps first debuted, but now it's seen as merely a companion to the iPhone, and many developers aren't seeing much money in Watch companion apps, he adds. That could change with the next generation Apple smartwatch and watchOS upgrade. There might be developments regarding this announced at the upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference. 

Meanwhile, Anglade told Business Insider that there is developer interest in the Apple TV. tvOS is a brand new platform so there's a gold rush for it, he added.