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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
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Configuring a category for our static interface controller

When working with notifications, each notification interface must be assigned a notification category that tells Apple Watch when to use it. If you remember, back in our PushNotificationPayload.apns file, within the aps dictionary object, we specified an ORDER_PLACED category string value within the payload that Apple Watch uses to determine which notification scenes to display within your Interface.storyboard file.

If Apple Watch determines that an incoming notification doesn't include a value for our category string, it will display the notification interface that is configured with the default category.

In this section, we will look at the steps involved in setting up a notification category for our notification interface controller:

  1. Select the Interface.storyboard file from the project navigation window.

  2. Next, choose Static Notification Interface Controller and click on the Show Attributes Inspector button.

  3. Next, click on the myCategory...