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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

About the Reviewers

Ravindra Kumar is an Android developer and computer polyglot from Bengaluru, India. He is an Android and web speaker, startup geek, and open source junkie.

He works as an Android developer at Fueled. Previously, he worked with Cleartrip, as the lead developer of's Android app. He likes open source projects and is a huge fan of the fancy Android libraries out there. He contributes to bug reporting, fixing, and feedback, and has given talks at DroidCon, TiConf, and JSFOO.

He started as a web engineer who used to write lots of JavaScript, but after some time, looking for his real passion, he started his journey in mobile app development through Titanium. Later, he discovered the Android world. After getting some experience on such an awesome platform, he started a new adventure at a mobile company, where he led several projects for important Indian companies.

He has a strong interest in code quality, testing, and automation, and preferably all three together. Combining technical with soft skills, he also ventures into the realms of mentoring and article writing. He hates doing things manually, and hates to see src/test/java directories with empty example classes. He believes that by working with legacy code and improving it, he can make the world a better place. To his disappointment, the world does not seem to care all that much about his efforts.

He is a pretty normal person--a husband, father of one, and lover of cricket. You can follow @ravidsrk on Twitter or email him at [email protected].

I'm thankful to my wife, Abhilasha, and my son, Hemanth, for understanding that I couldn't be there at times while I was helping review this book.

Natarajan Raman has over 13 years of experience in software design and development with a good understanding and experience of the complete SDLC life cycle. Natarajan Raman is a Google/Udacity certified Nano degree holder on Android development. He was invited as a guest by Google to the I/O 2017, which was held in May in San Francisco, California.

Natarajan works for the Patterns design school and is also the managing trustee of Dream India,, an NGO started by youngsters inspired by Dr. Kalam.

I would like to thank my employer, my colleagues, my family, and the children of being a source of inspiration and support forever.