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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

Testing in the field

Once you have your app running on your device, you begin to gain an insight into exactly how your app will feel and behave for your users, an insight much deeper than that which is possible using the Watch Simulator app on a desktop computer or laptop.

Wear it all day

Spend a significant amount of time getting familiar with both your own app(s) and those of other developers, big and small. You need to develop an intuitive feel for users' expectations while using the Apple Watch (although it is entirely up to you whether you choose to fulfil those expectations or delight the user with something new). You may well find that firmly held opinions about what should happen and how can change significantly after a period of hours, or weeks, wearing the watch and using it to engage with your app.

Are your app's implementations of common use cases different from other apps? If they are different, are they better? Are they really better?


Don't get too hung up on following the...