Android Wear smartwatches are the new kids on the block that are getting a lot of attention these days. At I/O 2014 Google officially confirmed that the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live are the first two wearable devices based on its new platform. The devices are now out and developers have taken to creating apps that fill some gaps that have been left in the OS. A new app called Swipify adds a gesture based recent apps menu to Android Wear smartwatches.
One of the very first Android Wear apps that impressed us was the Wear Launcher. It added a launcher in the traditional Android sense to the smartwatches, making it much easier for users to fire up apps on their smartwatch. And now there’s even a web browser for Android Wear, though its not exactly easy to browse the internet on a tiny display.
With Swipify installed, users can simply swipe in from the right to access a list of their recently used applications. It also shows how much RAM is available on the smartwatch. Hop between apps by swiping over to the desired app icon and lift the finger, the app will launch. It will display the last six apps opened on the smartwatch.
Swipify is available as a free download from the Google Play Store.