With the smartwatch slowly gathering pace here in Ireland its set to become the norm to own one in a few years,prices are still rather high though to move people to it and many do like wearables such as fitness trackers.,The smartwatch has changed rather fast over the last year or two and they are now becoming more capable than ever.


We are all aware of Banking apps,they are on the top platforms like iOS and Android and we also have Apps optimized for tablets,this is fine for the majority but Windows Phone users are lacking the pleasure here to use banking apps bar one bank,With Windows having a 11% approx market share i think its time these banks woke up and gave its customers the app they want,i am not going to go into this long repetitive argument and moan about it but the banks have constantly fobbed off users regarding Windows apps and its the same scripted nonsense each time.

Moving on, the Irish Independent reports that AIB is working on smartwatch apps which they have along with others already started with the Apple watch,it is now in testing as we speak.

Fergal Coburn, AIB’s head of direct channels said: “Most leading commentators in the emerging technology space are saying that ‘wearable’ technology will be big in the future across all aspects of our lives from monitoring our health to guiding our purchases – for this reason AIB wants to know what our customers think of ‘wearable’ and more specifically how would they like to see AIB leverage ‘wearable’ to deliver exceptional customer experiences for them.”

So this is what to expect in the future folks,less time on our mobiles and more on our wrist.


By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.

2 thoughts on “AIB building apps for smartwatch owners. #Banking #Apps #Smartwatch by @jimboireland #Ireland”
  1. Get mobile payments working first rather than pandering to the big Apple hype of a smartwatch app. Insane idea to have all this work done on a smartwatch app when they dont even have a Windows phone app and they need to concentrate on getting the basic stuff done rather than getting a stupid app on a watch.
    Get Android Pay and Apple Pay working on your phone apps first and then look at a watch app.
    They are one of only 5 banks WORLDWIDE that have built an Apple watch app. It allows users to check their balance, find ATMs and call AIB via smartwatch – amazing stuff.
    Obviously the head guys have iPhones and intend on getting Apple watches.

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