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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 11. More About Wear 2.0

Android Wear 2.0 is a prominent update with plenty of new features bundled in, including Google Assistant, standalone applications, new watch faces, and support for third-party complications. In previous chapters, we explored how to write different kinds of Wear applications. Wear 2.0 offers more with the current market research and Google is working with partner companies to build a powerful ecosystem for Wear.

In this chapter, let's understand how we can take our existing skills forward with the following concepts:

  • Standalone applications
  • Curved layouts and more UI components
  • Complications API
  • Different navigations and actions
  • Wrist gestures
  • Input method framework
  • Distributing Wear apps to the Play store