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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

Building the Health Monitor application

In this section, we will look at designing our user interface for our Health Monitor application. We will begin by developing the WatchKit portion of our application.

Before proceeding, we need to create our HealthMonitor project using Xcode. Simply follow the steps listed next:

  1. Launch Xcode from the /Applications folder.

  2. Choose Create a new Xcode project, or go to File | New Project.

  3. Select the iOS App with WatchKit App option from the list of available templates under the watchOS section, as shown in the following screenshot:

  4. Click on the Next button to proceed to the next step in the wizard.

  5. Next, enter HealthMonitor as the name for your project.

  6. Select Swift from the Language drop-down menu.

  7. Select iPhone from the Devices drop-down menu.

  8. Ensure that the Include Notification Scene checkbox has been selected.

  9. Click on the Next button to proceed to the next step in the wizard:


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