Mobile ad exchange TapSense announced the launch of what it says is the industry's first programmatic ad platform for the Apple Watch, even before the device itself is released. The platform utilizes hyper-local targeting, Apple Pay, and some ad formats specifically tailored to the watch's display.
The platform includes a suite of developer and brand solutions, including an SDK and programmatic APIs.
“Wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) are the next frontiers in the mobile revolution. We are excited to announce industry’s first programmatic ad platform for Apple Watch developers and brands. ” said Ash Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO of TapSense. “While most of our competitors are focused on banner ads and legacy platforms, we are focused on innovation and next generation platforms. Apple Watch has the potential to be a category disruptor similar to iPod or iPhone and we believe that it provides great opportunities for brands and developers to deliver engaging experiences to consumers.”
“For an iOS developer, Apple WatchKit provides familiar tools and APIs as well as exciting new user interactions such as Glances and Force Push. Developing an app for the watch is the same as writing any iOS extension,” said Amit Manjhi, Co-Founder & CTO of TapSense. “We can’t wait to see all the cool apps that developers build and how they leverage the TapSense platform for Apple Watch. ”
According to Apple, the Apple Watch is coming in "early 2015".
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