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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 7. Ways to Get Around Anywhere - UI controls and More

Now that you have learned how to bring life to Google Maps for Android Wear applications and explore SQLite integration, we need UI controls and more enhancement. In this chapter, let's focus on making the map application more functional and intuitive by adding features, such as moving the marker on the map and changing the map types. You will learn the following topics in this chapter:

  • Marker controls
  • Map types
  • Map zoom controls
  • Streetview on Wear devices
  • Best practices

The is not only a symbol that denotes the coordinates on the map. Markers are utilized to convey what sort of place it is by replacing the marker default symbol with significant pictorial portrayals; for instance, if it's a fuel station, the marker symbol can be a little like a fuel gun symbol or hospital.