Book Image

Android Wear Projects

By : Ashok Kumar S
Book Image

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


In this chapter, you have learned how to add UI controls like zoom, map types, and so on. Using the Google Maps Android API, you have learned the way in which users can interact with the wear map application with the following key items:

Adding the UI controls: UI controls help users to control the map in a more personalized manner.

Dragging the marker and updating location labels: When a user wants to modify the marker placement on the map, dragging the same marker is a great way.

Custom markers: We know that a marker identifies a location on a map. Customizing markers can help users to figure out the location type. Custom markers convey more about the location; for example, a fuel icon at the location conveys that the location is a fuel station.

Different map types: Different map types help users experience maps in a personalized manner.

Info window click event: An info window is a special kind of overlay for displaying content (normally, text or image) within a pop-up balloon at a...