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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

Obtaining the development certificate from Apple

In this section, you will learn how to obtain the development certificate from Apple to enable you to begin developing apps.

Before you can begin submitting your applications to the Apple App Store, you will need to obtain your own copy of the iOS development certificate; this certificate is basically a unique identity for each of the apps that you submit for approval. So let's get started:

  1. Log in to the iOS Developer portal at

  2. Click on the Member Center link that is located right at the top of the screen.

  3. Sign in to your account using your Apple ID and password. This will then display the Developer Program Resources page, as we saw in the previous section.

  4. Next, click on the Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles button, and then click on the + button that is displayed on the next screen.

  5. Choose the iOS App Development option under the Development section, as highlighted in the preceding screenshot.

  6. Click on the Continue...