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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

Conceptualizing the chatting application

A login screen with input fields for users to the credentials will look as follows:

The registration screen with input fields will look as follows:

The following screenshot the user screen that shows the list of registered users:

The chat screen with the actual chat messages will look as follows:

The Wear Chat Application will look as follows on round screens:

When a message enters the device, it should notify wear and, from the wear device, users should be able to send a reply to that message. In this chapter, we will see a working mobile and wear chat application.

Understanding Data Layer

Wearable Data Layer API is part of the Google Play services that establishes the communication channel to device apps and wear apps. Using the GoogleApiClient class, we can get to the Data Layer. Primarily, the Data Layer is used in the Wear app to communicate with the handheld device, but using it for connecting to the network is discouraged. When we create the...