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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

Conceptualizing the application

The Wear app, which we will build, will have three main interfaces for starting the water reminder, heart rate analysis, and step counter.

The is the water reminder screen for starting the reminder service. Using the navigation facility in the navigation drawer, we can swap between other screens:

Enlisting the available sensors in Wear

Knowing the list of available in the Wear device you are working on is actually good ensuring you do for not have false results and unnecessary waiting. Few android Wear devices don't have the heart rate sensor. Writing an app for the heart rate sensor, in such cases, proves nothing. Here's how we can get the list of available sensors:

privateSensorManager mSensorManager;
privateSensor mLight;

publicfinalvoid onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState){

    mSensorManager =(SensorManager...