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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


In this chapter, we have seen how we can utilize the Firebase real-time database as a chatting medium. We assembled a straightforward messaging application that can send a reply from a wear device. There is ample space to this project to enhance the elements of the project. We have seen how a chatting application can send and receive messages crosswise over wear and handheld devices. We have conceptualised a chatting application from scratch and we have set Data Layer events for the nodes to communicate with each other. The basic idea of Messaging API is to strengthen our understanding of wearable communication. Also the GoogleApiClient class plays a noteworthy part in Play services.

In the next chapter, we will understand notifications, Firebase functions, and how push notifications can be triggered using Firebase functions.