April 10, 2015

Why Open Source May Drive the Apple Watch to Success

The first Apple Watches arrived in stores today--sort of. For two weeks, you can visit an Apple Store to look at the watches or -- if you have an appointment -- try them on for 15 minutes. Although you can preorder the watch now, they don't actually go on sale until April 24. According to reports, there were small crowds lined up for a look at Apple Stores early today, to "fondle" Apple's latest creation.

While the Apple Watch may or may not be a hit, and it is already criticized by some for being an expensive piece of proprietary technology, open source may actually pave the way for its success. Here's why.

Apple is pushing forward with an open source strategy for getting the community to collaborate on health-focused applications and tools, dubbed ResearchKit

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