When the Apple Watch was announced, Apple gave us new opportunities for making apps. A new market was open, and the most reactive companies would have the privilege to enjoy its traction from the beginning.
Caisse d'Épargne, one of the major banks in France, was one of them. I've had the chance to work on their app for the brand new watch to come. It was also the first time that I designed for this tiny device.
Apple, as always, has been pretty exhaustive with their guidelines. Pure black background, extreme typographic rules with the new SF fonts, and of course an adapted navigation for such a small screen.
Text labels indicate the amount of money left in each account. White means you're good, red that you're below zero. Guess you shouldn't have purchased that expensive watch after all!
The watch, at least at the beginning, was very capricious on animations, but we managed to make a cool little loader for the transfers.
Allowing users to have a quick look at their bank account's health, the watch's glance was a crucial feature to design.
As an extra, this is the first direction I took. It's a paged navigation. And it says out loud, maybe with too much lack of discretion, how your account is doing.