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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


In this chapter, we have explored the fundamental understanding of designing watch faces and we have built a digital watch face. We have understood how the CanvasWatchFaceService class helps in building watch faces and we have also seen the following watch face-related concepts:

  • The CanvasWatchFaceService class
  • The canvasWatchFaceService.Engine method
  • Registering watch face in a Wear module manifest
  • Handling tap gesture
  • Different form factors
  • Adding bitmap images to the watch face
  • Watch face elements
  • Common issues
  • Interactive watch faces

Making watch faces is an excellent artistic engineering, including what data we should express in the watch face and how time and date data is being displayed. The ComplicationsAPI is new in Wear 2.0. Let's discuss that in the next chapter along with a few advanced concepts.