While the Apple Watch might be one of the best-selling smartwatches in the market today, there is a somewhat worrying trend in which we’re seeing more big name companies and developers drop support for the device. For example back in 2017 Google Maps removed support for the Apple Watch.
Instagram followed a year later, and they are not alone as other apps have done the same in the past year or so. Now the latest company to have pulled its Apple Watch app is Lyft, who in a recent update to its app removed the Apple Watch app version from Apple’s App Store. However there is good news and that is the app might not be gone for good.
MacRumors reader Alec told the publication that when they got in touch with Lyft, the company allegedly told them that they are “testing the integration” for a new Apple Watch app, but they do not have a timeline as to when the app might be released. This sounds like Lyft might be working to make their app comply with Apple’s requirements that all Apple Watch apps adopt its watchOS 4 SDK.
This is also one of the reasons why it has been speculated that developers are dropping support for the Apple Watch, as there aren’t enough users of its apps on the smartwatch to justify them spending time and resources into developing it.