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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

Expanding your skills

One of the great things about programming is that we will forever be able to expand our skills. New platforms (like watchOS) arrive, new programming languages are released while the old ones evolve, programming patterns change, and some practices inevitably lose their relevance.

Software engineering, like engineering in general, is too broad a field to master completely. Gone are the days when a skilled programmer would know most of what all the other skilled programmers know, and to a certain extent, we must all choose what we will learn and what we will not. It is probably wise to keep up to date on a core set of topics and technologies that pertain to your interests and activities as a programmer, however, given our common position as WatchKit developers, I'd like to suggest a couple of pointers.


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