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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

Adding a glance to our Shopping List application – WatchKit

In this section, you will learn how to add a menu to our existing Shopping List application, which we created in from our previous chapter. Perform the following steps:

  1. Select the ShoppingList.xcodeproj file from the Chapter 07 folder, in the accompanying code bundle as shown in the following screenshot:

  2. Next, ensure that the ShoppingList Xcode project file is open within the Xcode development IDE.

  3. Next, select the Interface.storyboard file from the project navigation window, which is located within ShoppingList WatchKit Extension group in the project navigation window.

  4. Then, from Object Library, drag a glance interface controller (WKInterfaceController) control to the watch area canvas:

  5. Once you add glance interface controller to your watch area canvas, it would be good to save your project by navigating to File | Save or alternatively pressing Command + S.

As you can see, incorporating WatchKit glance controllers within our Shopping...