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Android Wear Projects

By : Ashok Kumar S
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Android Wear Projects

By: Ashok Kumar S

Overview of this book

Android Wear Projects is your opportunity to step into the exciting new world of Android Wear app development. This book will help you to master the skills in Android Wear programming and give you a complete insight on wear app development. You will create five different Android Wear apps just like the most popular Android Wear apps. You will create a To-do list, a city maps app, a Wear messenger, Wear fitness tracker and Watch face. While you create these apps you will learn to create custom notifications, receive voice inputs in notifications, add pages to notifications and stack notifications. You will see how to create custom wear app layouts, the custom UIs specially designed for Wear. You will learn to handle and manage data and syncing data with other devices, create interactive Watch faces and also ensure the safety and security of your Wear apps by testing and securing your apps before you deploy them on the app store.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback
Let us Help Capture What is on Your Mind - WearRecyclerView and More
Let us Help Capture What is on Your Mind - Saving Data and Customizing the UI
Measuring Your Wellness and Syncing Collected Sensor Data
Let us Chat in a Smart Way - Notifications and More

Chapter 10. Just a Face for Your Time - WatchFace and Services

The face, also known as the dial, is the part of the clock that displays the time with fixed numbers with moving hands. The appearance of a clock face can be designed with various artistic approaches and creativity. Designing a conventional watch face is a beautiful art; a watch face artist will know what it takes to carve and engineer a watch face for traditional wearable watches. In Android Wear, the process is very similar, except you, being the watch face maker, will not have any tools in your hands, but will instead need to know which service you need to extend and what piece of code will help you customize the look and feel of the watch face. The watch face will show the time and date. Here, in Android Wear, a watch face can be analog or it can be digital.

Android Wear watch faces are services that are packaged inside a wearable app. When users select one of the available watch faces, the wearable device shows the watch...