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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

Setting it all up

This will be largely familiar territory to anyone who has already created projects for iOS, with just a couple of things to bear in mind, which will be pointed out as we go along. Do note, however, that if you have not yet updated to Xcode 7 and there are many professional environments in which updating isn't done without a significant degree of caution—then now is the time to do it, Xcode 6 will not build WatchKit apps beyond the first version of watchOS and we will be developing for the vastly superior watchOS 2.

Creating a new Xcode project

Assuming you have Xcode 7 up and running, we will now let it do much of the work involved in setting up a project that will include the targets, schemes and source files needed to create the basics of a Watch app and its companion iPhone app.

iPhone, by the way, not iPad. Only the iPhone (5 and above) can pair with the Watch, and if the app is run on an iPad, the presence of the Watch app will simply be ignored.

A template is provided...