A HUMAN ELEMENT
We talk to Keeran Janin about Tap Get’s new Apple Watch app, What Time.
Up until today, there hasn’t really been a smartwatch that carries with it both a personal touch and a human element. Now, that’s about to change, thanks to Keeran Janin, founder of the company Tap Get, who’s actually looking to make the smartwatch do more than just tell the time.
To do this, he has created a smartwatch-oriented app that’s called ‘What Time’. This app is designed to (at current) work with the Apple Watch and iPhones.
Keeran tells us that his app is more of a social media and messaging tool. It functions by having the user speak directly into the Apple Watch during a certain time of day (e.g. It’s Coffee Time), to which the Watch will then open up a room known as a ‘Time’ for other What Time users to join in. Of course, Keeran assures us that users of What Time will be able to set the privacy level of the ‘Time’.
‘Time’ rooms are unique, in that they are only active for a period of 24 hours, but for each comment a user leaves in the room, the timer of that ‘Time’ room adds extra 10 minutes into the room. Once the 24-hour timer expires, that ‘Time’ deactivates and users will no longer be able to leave messages inside it, with Keeran explaining that a topic can only stay relevant for so long. That being said, each ‘Time’ room will have an option for you to create a new ‘Time’ at the press of a button.
As mentioned earlier, Keeran says that at current, What Time will only be available for the iPhone and the Apple Watch, but did mention that when the time is right, his team will release an Android version of it.
Keeran Janin, Founder of Tap Get, and creator of the Apple Watch app, ‘What Time’.