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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, you learned about the HealthKit framework, and how you can leverage this framework to request and authorize health information, by coordinating between the iOS app and the WatchKit extension. You also learned how to create a new WatchKit class for our profile details controller, and how to update the interface controller to utilize this class.

In the next chapter, you will learn how to use the table controller within the WatchKit platform, how to set it up and configure it, how to populate it through code, determine when a user has selected a row, and respond to the action. You will also learn how to integrate with the PassKit framework, and how to handle Apple Pay payments.