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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

Chapter 9. Let us Chat in a Smart Way - Notifications and More

The previous chapter helped us in building a conversational messaging application, but the Wear app had a very normal user interface with no notifications whatsoever. Notification is a very important aspect of a messaging application, but it needs complex infrastructure to process the notification. When the sender sends a message to the receiver, the receiver should get a notification conveying certain information, such as the sender name, and a quick message preview.

Notification is a component in Android that we can use to display information. In the case of a messaging application, the receiver should get the push notification to instantiate the notification component. So, whenever there is a real-time database update in Firebase, both the handheld device and the Wear device should get the notification. Thankfully, we don't need a server to handle the notification; Firebase will handle push notifications for your messaging...