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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

Running the Shopping List application – WatchKit

In this section, we will take a look at how to compile and run our Shopping List application to display the Force Touch WatchKit context menu. Perform the following steps:

  1. To run the app, select the ShoppingList WatchKit App scheme and choose your preferred device from the iOS Simulators section, as shown in the following screenshot:

  2. Next, build and run the application by going to Product | Run from the Product menu or pressing Command + R.

When the compilation is complete, the Shopping List app will be installed on the watchOS Simulator. The following screenshot shows you how to configure the Shopping List WatchKit application so that it has the ability to display glance information:

In the preceding screenshot, we showed you how to configure your Shopping List WatchKit app. In order to see your glance working, you need to launch the Apple Watch Watch app on your device, then choose the Shopping List WatchKit app, and then ensure that the Show...