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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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Scheduling notifications with your notification controller

In this section, we will look at how we can set up and schedule notifications using the UIApplication and UILocalNotification classes to send notification messages once an order is successfully processed so that it can then be displayed within the dynamic notification controller class. Here are the steps:

  1. Open the AppDelegate.swift file located within the ShoppingList group in the project navigation window.

  2. Next, locate the didFinishLaunchingWithOptions method and enter the following highlighted code snippet:

    func application(application: UIApplication, didFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: [NSObject: AnyObject]?) -> Bool {
       // Override point for customization after application launch.
       let notificationCategory:UIMutableUserNotificationCategory =
       // Initialize our Notification Category
       notificationCategory.identifier = "ORDER_PLACED"
       // Register our Notification...