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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

Detecting your application from another device

In CapabilityAPI, your Wear can the corresponding mobile application for a Wear application. Wear devices can advertise their events to the paired device spontaneously and statically as well. For checking the advertised capabilities of paired Wear devices, check this link for information:


Note that not all the phones support the Play store (such as iPhones, and so on). This section describes the best practices for these scenarios: your standalone watch app needs your phone app and your phone app needs your standalone watch app.

Specifying capability names to detect your apps

For the app to each device type (watch or phone), specify a unique string for the capability name in the res/values/wear.xml file. For example, in your mobile module, the wear.xml file could include the following code in Wear and mobile modules: