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Start prototyping your Apple Watch app now

Since the announcement of Apple Watch a few weeks ago I have seen tons of designers starting to put out comps for how their app or other popular apps could be ported to the Watch.  The only problem is that A LOT of them are getting a lot of the design elements wrong.  Recently I found two different resources that get a lot right and are great starting point stop let you start to concept your Apple Watch app until the SDK comes out next month.

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Apple Watch Concepts PSD

Designers Jan Losert and Lukas Kus were fascinated by the Apple Watch since it was announced so they spent a lot of time thinking about adopting their favorite apps to Apple Watch. This lead to this a really interesting project on Behance.net called ‘Future of Popular Apps for Apple Watch’. But they went a step further and made the Photoshop file for these designs available to everyone for the cost a Tweet. It is a great starter kit for working on your own Apple Watch app as they have a lot of the basic components already laid out for you. You can download their Apple Watch PSD here.

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Keynotopia Apple Watch Vector UI Kit for Keynote and PowerPoint

Keynotopia is a great resource when you quickly want to mock-up interfaces in Keynote or Powerpoint of you can see the design and see how it will move.  They recent released a really nice set for Apple Watch that’s a real robust set of 30+ screens and all the basic Apple Watch UI components. It is a nice way to quickly start playing around with app concepts to see how they in design and in motion. You can download the kit for the cost of a tweet here.

Hope this holds you over and gets you started thinking about what you will be doing with Apple Watch when the SDK is released next month.

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