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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

Challenges for further growth

Time to jam around with the code, since an essential part of becoming familiar with any platform is building up a wealth of experience of what is possible, what is worth repeating and what doesn't work at all.

  • Try changing the appearance of the app in more fundamental ways than simple changes of color (critical though that can be). Is there something you can do to make those labels more engaging? Can you fit the app's appearance to some (possibly invented) corporate image? Could the layout be improved?

  • Can we add a button to the launch screen that will disable the auto-advance feature? We'd need to store that preference too.

  • How would the user experience improve if we added a little animation magic to the transition from the launch screen's starting UI and its prompting UI? Any other candidates for animation?

  • If you already have more than rudimentary experience with developing for the iPhone, you might wish to add the ability to store and recall multiple Prompt...