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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

Installing Firebase

For Firebase, perform the steps:

  1. Visit the Firebase console
  1. Choose Add project in the console and fill the necessary information about the project. After the project is added, you will see the following screen:
  1. The get started page helps you set up the project for different platforms. Let's choose the second option, which Add Firebase to your Android app:
  1. Add the project package name and, for further security purposes, you can add the SHA-1 fingerprint, but that is optional. Now register the app:
  1. Download the config file. The google-services.json file will have all the important configuration for the app and it in the app directory of your project structure.

Now, let's fire up Android Studio and create the project:

Make sure the package name is the as the one mentioned in the Firebase console.

Let's choose the targeted platforms that are both phone and Wear:

Now, add Empty Activity to the activity chooser:

Select Blank Wear Activity in...