Apple is beginning to add Apple Watch support to IBM MobileFirst apps, with three apps having received smartwatch functionality and more on their way.
Apple updated its enterprise apps webpage to reveal some of its industrial apps have been updated for use on the Apple Watch, including Hospital RN, which helps keep hospital nurses updated about their patients.
Apple's enterprise partner IBM also revealed the updates on its MobileFirst website, revealing the move to be the initial part of the companies' plan to push a swathe of iOS apps into industrial and enterprise arenas.
"The first wave of more than 100 industry-specific apps is here, improving the way professionals work today," said Big Blue.
"And new solutions are being developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch that will not only meet the needs of individual workers, but also take on the challenges of entire industries."
Incident Aware (pictured) is another enterprise app that has been tweaked to have Apple Watch functionality.
The app helps alert public safety officials to incidents in their area, and provides GPS map data and a bird's-eye view of the scene's perimeter, as well as providing locations of the individuals involved and a video feed of the incident.
Apple Watch functionality has also been added to Field Connect, an app that provides technicians out in the field with real-time information of the current weather and hazards they could face at the location they are working in.
The goal of Field Connect is to empower technicians with the data they need to assess situations and take appropriate action to lessen the risks they might face while working in the field.
While the tie-up between Apple and IBM will see a plethora of industrial apps pushed onto iOS, they are not the only firms exploring the enterprise potential of the Apple Watch.
Recently, Salesforce revealed it is bringing analytics and developer tools to the Apple Watch, and announced three apps for the smartwatch that will enable users to tap into Salesforce's Analytics Cloud and the Salesforce1 app that is currently available on iOS through the App Store.
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