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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

Best practices

Android Wear is very for quick and glanceable information. The most requested feature in wear is map in the latest Google Play services, updates for Google Maps came to Android Wear, which means you can develop the map application ideally, like how we develop for mobile applications there is no change in the process for developing wear map application. This means best-in-class development experience with just a few lines of code and configuration.

Let's talk about some common use cases for Android Wear maps applications and how to implement the best map application experience:

  • One of the most common use cases is to simply display a map; since the wear has a small display, we might have to display the entire map in fullscreen. Your application might need to show a marker to denote the landmark. Needs to allow users to pan around the map and find places on the map.
  • Android Wear reserves the gesture of swiping from left to right for dismissing the current application. If you do...