Apple has posted a new job listing for an Apple Watch Evangelist, a position expected to help promote third-party app development for the company’s forthcoming wearable device. The job description indicates that Apple is seeking a “motivated iOS app development expert” to work with third-party developers to build new iOS apps “with a primary focus on Apple Watch apps.” This new role will also involve working with Apple’s engineering and marketing teams, plus helping to define technical sessions for Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference and other “developer facing workshops and events.” Last month, Apple announced a November release for its WatchKit SDK to give developers the ability to build apps for the new Apple Watch in advance of the device’s release, and it’s expected that Apple will be encouraging third-party WatchKit app development in advance of the device’s release to ensure that a strong collection of apps are available for the new device on day one. [via 9to5Mac]
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