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Apple Watch App Development

By : Steven F. Daniel
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Apple Watch App Development

By: Steven F. Daniel

Overview of this book

With the increasing amount of new wearable devices hitting the market, wearables are the next wave of mobile technology. With the release of Apple's WatchKit SDK, a whole new world of exciting development possibilities hasopened up. Apple Watch App Development introduces you to the architecture and limitations of the Apple Watch platform, followed by an in-depth look at how to work with Xcode playgrounds. Here, we'll introduce you to the Swift programming language so you can quickly begin developing apps for the Apple Watch platform with the WatchKit framework and the Xcode Development IDE. We then discuss more advanced topics such as Notifiations, Glances, Closures, Tuples, Protocols, Apple pay, and using Swift playgrounds, with each concept backed up with example code that demonstrates how to properly execute it. We also show you how to package and deploy your Watch application to the Apple AppStore. By the end of this book, you will have a good understanding of how to develop apps for Apple Watch platform using the WatchKit framework and Swift 2.0.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Apple Watch App Development
About the Author
About the Reviewer


In this chapter, we explored how to go about downloading and installing Xcode development tools and then moved on to discussing and using playgrounds to write Swift code to get to grips with some of the Swift programming language features. Next, we looked at some of the newest features that come as part of the Swift 2.0 language.

In the next chapter, you will learn about the WatchKit platform and its architecture as well as the application's life cycle. You will get accustomed to the WatchKit classes and learn about some of the limitations with the WatchKit platform architecture; then you will learn about Apple Watch Human Interface Guidelines and take a look at what's new in watchOS 2.