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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 WatchKit glances and how you can go about adding these to an existing Apple Watch application. You learned how to create a custom GlanceInterfaceController class, which will be used to display information within the glance user interface once the glance is displayed onscreen.

Next, you learned that glances are template-based, which means that you don't have total control over their appearance when designing your glance user interface. You then moved on and learned about the interface guidelines that you need to follow when designing your glances, keeping in mind that each of the glance scenes within a WatchKit app can have a number of text labels and can incorporate an image and title.

In the next chapter, you will learn how to incorporate notifications, which comes as part of the WatchKit platform, within an existing app. You'll learn about the notification life cycle and the Apple Push Notification service (APNs) and how to work with both local...