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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

Getting the data

So how, and from where, do we get the data we need from the web? There are, in fact, very many sources that will provide us with data for free, and not just weather data. Searching through Google open data just now yielded 728 million results, which should be enough to keep most curious developers amused for some time.

Welcome to

From the large number of open weather data sources, we will select, which provides a large quantity of data for free to registered users. Go to the URL above and perform the following steps:

  1. Create a new account, which is free, requiring only an email address.

  2. Copy the API Key that will be generated once you have created an account.

You're done! Now you have an API key that you will include when you request data from the server, confirming that you are entitled to access that data. The key will look something like this: 78c75588dfe58276a694af9c660edxxx

With less form-filling than it takes to create a Google...