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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 notifications and how you can go about incorporating them within our existing Shopping List Apple Watch application. You then learned about WatchKit notifications and the notifications life cycle. We then looked at how to configure an existing notification scheme with the added benefit of being able to test your static and custom dynamic notifications within the simulator.

You then moved on to learning about the Apple Push Notification service and how you can go about adding buttons to a static interface controller and respond to Action buttons using the handleActionWithIdentifier method, which receives remote notifications.

After learning about the Apple Push Notification service, we talked a bit about the differences between static and dynamic interface controllers and how when developing notifications, you must at least have a static interface controller but the dynamic controllers are optional. You learned how to configure the static...