Apple Watch Apps for Desjardins, The Globe and Mail Hit the App Store

Yesterday Apple flipped the switch on Apple Watch apps in the App Store and this morning a couple more notable Canadian companies have entered the foray (as expected).

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Desjardins says their Apple Watch app will enable customers to check their balances without logging on, while also use the Hop ’n Save instant savings tool. The company’s logo was previously featured on the Apple Watch home screen during the recent special event, which confirmed they had an app coming.

What’s New in Version 2.3.0
Desjardins Group, the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, is proud to offer its members the following two features on the Apple Watch:
• With InstaBalance, check your caisse, credit card and prepaid card account balances without having to log on.
• Use Hop ‘n S@ve, the instant savings tool, and see that it’s always a good time to save.

Meanwhile, The Globe and Mail has updated their iOS app for Apple Watch support. The feature you’ll be able to get on your wrist include breaking news alerts and being able to browse Top Stories from your wrist.

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What’s New in Version 3.1.7
— Added support for Apple Watch. You can now receive breaking news alerts and browse the Top Stories on Apple Watch
— Misc bug fixes

Yesterday we saw a look at the Transit App for Apple Watch, Air Canada and Tangerine Mobile Banking also go live in the App Store. More Canadian Apple Watch apps are expected from theScore and WestJet, and probably many more leading up to the device’s launch.

Apple Watch pre-orders are set to go live on April 10, while the launch of the watch kicks off on April 24.