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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

Getting started

We are going to use all the new components from Wear 2.0 API Support library. We will cover the following topics:

  • WearableRecyclerView
  • WearableRecyclerView adapter
  • SharedPreferences
  • BoxInsetLayout
  • Animated DelayedConfirmation

Let's get started by creating a project

You learned how to create a Wear project in the previous chapter. We will be following a similar process with a slightly different configuration. In this project, we will choose Mobile and Wear app templates and them with further improvements in a later chapter.

Create a project called Wear-note-1:

  1. Your package address should be unique and should follow the reverse domain standard as Android standard development practices recommend it (for instance, com.yourname.projectname). 
  2. Select a convenient project location depending on your accessibility. 
  3. Select the form factors for your application to work on. Here, in this prompt, we will select both the Wear and mobile projects and select the most recent stable API 25 Nougat for...