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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

Preparing for submission

Submission of an app to the App Store requires some preparation in three areas:

  • The Member Center of Apple's Developer website

  • Xcode's project settings

  • iTunes Connect, Apple's portal for app administration

As stated already, this section is not intended to be a catch-all guide to App Store submission, but rather aims to provide the context in which additional watch-related steps must be taken.

We are assuming here that you have registered as a developer, that your Development Program membership is valid and up to date, and that you have currently valid development and distribution certificates. Please refer to Apple's documentation for further information.

Apple Developer Member Center

The first thing we need to do is create a distribution provisioning profile for our app with the following steps:

  1. Log into the Member Center at and click on the Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles link.

  2. Select Identifiers from the iOS...