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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 up the project

For this app, our setup process will closely resemble that of the previous chapter.

Create the Xcode project

To create the Xcode project, follow the given instructions:

  1. Select File | New | Project, and from the templates select iOS App With WatchKit App.

  2. Name the project C-Quence and deselect the Notification scene and any other scenes that may be preselected, we won't need them here.

The project window should now be looking similar to this:

Create Required Classes

Looking at the project navigator on the left, we see that inside the C-Quence project is a folder also named C-Quence, which contains files that are relevant to the iPhone companion app that we will not be needing to change in this chapter. The next two folders are all about the WatchKit Extension and WatchKit App. We can see here that Xcode's default project structure adheres very closely to the MVC pattern described above.

The MVC's View is the .storyboard file that the template creates for us. Similarly, the...