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NOTE: This thread isn't updated by me anymore as I had to sell my SmartWatch 2. Check the latest replies to the thread for new apps, though. Keep 'em coming!

Good day fellow XDAians!
I recently bought my very own Smartwatch 2 and I had no idea where to start looking for applications. The built-in search function of Sony's Smartwatch2 app redirects to the Play Store with a certain search query but it not always shows all apps that belong to the category you've selected. So I decided to make a thread dedicated for only the best Apps&Games for the Sony Smartwatch 2!
If you know a great app or game, please let me know. I'll try to include most useful apps in this post. For each category, the free apps and games are listed before the paid ones. Let's get started.


First off, the application that is required for the SW2 to connect with your phone:
> SmartWatch 2 SW2 by Sony Mobile Communications

Secondly, with the new firmware where we can change wallpapers and create our own watchface, Sony decided to add an Easter Egg to the calculator. Have you ever wondered what 1035 equals?
> 1035 = Free Snake Game
(in case it wasn't clear yet, if you type "1035" in the calculator on your smartwatch and then press "=", you'll find the new game on your SmartWatch)


Notifications

> WatchIt! by Jonas Petersson
[free]
Will pick up notifications from the phone and display them in various ways.

> Watchify (Beta) SW2 Extension by A. Sagrebin
[free] [XDA thread]
Allows tons of notifications to pop up on your smartwatch, with Whatsapp, Email, Gmail and Hangouts currently supported to show 'extended notifications' so they'll show the entire message. It also allows setting options for these notifications such as not vibrating at night.

> Calendar smart extension by Sony Mobile Communications
[free]
Shows each upcoming calendar item with location and tapping an item shows more details.

> Quick Reply for SmartWatch 2 by IngeniousApps
[rooted] [€2,41] [XDA thread]
Lets you actually write replies to whatsapp messages as well as view incoming ones on the smartwatch.

> Tasker - Smart Notifier by Shouvik Basu
[free] [donate app at €1,21] [requires Tasker at €2,99]
Send notifications and choose actions accordingly on your SmartWatch via Tasker!


Control apps

> Tasker - Smart Extensions by Shouvik Basu
[free] [donate app at €1,21] [requires Tasker at €2,99]
Ever wanted to decide yourself what to control with your SmartWatch but don't have enough programming knowledge to make your own apps? With this Tasker extension you can!

> Media Control Extension by Lex
[free]
A beautiful app with large, comfortable buttons to control your smartphone's volume, play, pause, skip and for-/backward music; takes little time to load as opposed to Sony's media control application.

> Camera Smart Extension by Sony Mobile Communications
[free]
Turns your smartwatch into a remote smartphone camera trigger. Don't expect the live view to be smooth however.


Games

> 2048 for Smartwatch by Jonathan B.
[free]
Can't get enough of this game on your phone or in the browser? Why not have it on your smartwatch for free!

> BlackJack Extension by Tesseract Mobile
[free] [features ads on phone when replenishing bank money]
"When I'm getting a Smartwatch, I'll get one with BlackJack and Hoo... wait, let's just keep it at BlackJack."


Smartphone apps with added support for the Smartwatch 2

> Light Flow by Reactle
[€1,75] [lite version: free]
Has the option to push all sorts of device notifications to the Smartwatch, but not the extended ones. Therefore you won't get full messages, only short text (pretty handy still if you had already bought this app).

> SmartVanilla Music by Alexander Watt
[free]
Extension to control music through the application


Other

> RSS for Smart Extras™ by Sony Mobile Communications
[free]
Read your RSS feeds on your SmartWatch!

> Tiny Tasks by Lex
[€0,72]
Syncs with Google Tasks so that you can view and mark tasks as complete on your watch.

> Slideshow smart extension by Sony Mobile Communications
[free]
Makes it possible to view images from your phone on your wrist.

> Remote Widget for SmartWatch2 by NeFa Studio
[€1,13] [working ideas]
Put any SmartPhone widget on your SmartWatch!



Do you have anything to add? Please let me know by posting it including a link below!
This list is constantly updating, so keep an eye out!
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9th April 2014, 03:37 PM |#2  
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Lightflow or Lightflow lite supports notification push to SW2 too in recent updates
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Lightflow or Lightflow lite supports notification push to SW2 too in recent updates

Is the Lite version also capable of sending to the Smartwatch? I thought I read in the specific thread about the app that only the Pro version was capable. Anyway, I added a new section to the list: Smartphone apps with added support for the Smartwatch 2
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Try my app
Quick Reply Whatsapp and SMS for Sony SmartWatch 2
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ellosmartwatch
Lemme know your view
9th April 2014, 08:46 PM |#5  
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Try my app
Quick Reply Whatsapp and SMS for Sony SmartWatch 2
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ellosmartwatch
Lemme know your view

That definitely looks like an interesting app!
Now I just wish I had a way to pay for it *come on Google, introduce me to your Play Gift cards here as well*
I will however included it in my list, as it seems original enough. Does it let users accurately reply whatsapp messages to incoming ones, and does it work in group chats as well? I just wish there was a way to have full whatsapp on your wrist, including all contacts and previous messages.
Does it actually show your message after replying in a 'conversation kind of way', including previous messages? If not, could that be an improvement to save previous messages as well?
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Ha! Great thought..
It does accurately reply to whatsapp individuals and groups and sms as well..
I am working on full whatsapp conversations.. But even if I succeed in it.. I ll be a standalone app with no notifications stuff.. Because SW2 api limitations have binded me to cut short a few things...
Love your collection btw.. Keep it up! Cheers mate!

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9th April 2014, 11:45 PM |#7  
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Is the Lite version also capable of sending to the Smartwatch? I thought I read in the specific thread about the app that only the Pro version was capable. Anyway, I added a new section to the list: Smartphone apps with added support for the Smartwatch 2

both will work, difference only is that limited apps to use in lite version
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I just found a great widget for the Remote Widget SmartWatch extension.
Try putting Sony's TrackID widget on the watch. Clicking it will result in a music search even with the phone's display off!
It's a perfect example of what this app is capable of!

*More ideas may follow in this post*
If you have any other perfect examples, be sure to share them here so I can include them in the list
11th April 2014, 01:12 AM |#9  
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okay, in the light flow app, the notification is only showing amount of unread notifications, like in gmail, it shows 1 unread, total 1, instead of showing context

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29th April 2014, 11:27 PM |#10  
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Google Tasks App
So far this app has been a lifesaver. Tiny Tasks syncs up with your Google Tasks so that you can view and mark complete all from your watch

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...man.smarttasks
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So far this app has been a lifesaver. Tiny Tasks syncs up with your Google Tasks so that you can view and mark complete all from your watch

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...man.smarttasks

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