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Building Apple Watch Projects

By : Stuart Grimshaw
Book Image

Building Apple Watch Projects

By: Stuart Grimshaw

Overview of this book

With Apple’s eagerly anticipated entry into the wearable arena, the field is wide open for a new era of app development. The Apple Watch is one of the most important technologies of our time. This easy-to-understand book takes beginners on a delightful journey of discovering the features available to the developer, right up to the completion of medium-level projects ready for App Store submission. It provides the fastest way to develop real-world apps for the Apple Watch by teaching you the concepts of Watch UI, visual haptic and audio, message and data exchange between watch and phone, Web communication, and finally Visual, haptic as well as audio feedback for users. By the end of this book, you will have developed at least four fully functioning apps for deployment on watchOS 2.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Building Apple Watch Projects
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Chapter 10. This Is Only the Beginning

That was nine chapters of pretty intense material. You will probably (and quite rightly) be proud of your achievements so far. From now on, everything you learn will be built upon a solid foundation that has already enabled you to get an app submitted to Apple's App Store.

This chapter is concerned with the many possible avenues that are available to you to deepen and broaden your programming skills, to make the most of the valuable time you spend coding, and to give your app the best possible chance of achieving its potential once it has been released to the world at large.

In this final chapter we will cover the following topics:

  • Advanced custom navigation

  • Onboarding

  • Using the Code Snippets Library

  • Post release improvement and maintenance

  • Analytics frameworks

  • Program design and programming paradigms

  • Using the command line

  • Using Xcode's tools

  • Git and version control

  • Useful utility apps and essential resources

  • Open sourcing