Mastering Android Wear Application Development

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2017-04-06
296 pages

Book Description

Master the future of mobile devices in wearable technology

About This Book

  • Mastering Wear Development is a complete guide to wearable technology for experienced developers
  • Notifications, voice input, coping with round screens - all the key challenges of wearable technology are covered
  • This book describes not just how to write for wearables, but also how to think about wearable technology and design apps that work well with the limitations of wearable devices

Who This Book Is For

This book is for application developers (web, mobile, and desktop) who are interested in building new wearable apps, and mobile developers who already have apps on iTunes or Play Store and are looking to provide Android Wear support for their existing Android or iOS apps.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the Wearable technology
  • Set up a development environment to build Android Wear apps using Android Studio
  • Master the Android Wear SDK and APIs
  • Understand the UI patterns and UX principles to build Android Wear apps
  • Work with the different form factors of wearable devices (round and square)
  • Take advantage of the sensors available on Android Wear devices
  • Develop Android Wear sample apps
  • between Android mobile and Android Wear apps
  • Get to know the steps involved in publishing Android Wear apps to the Play store

In Detail

Wearable technology is the future of mobile devices. It looks set to be a breakthrough technology, just like the iPad was before it. With the Apple Watch being widely regarded as a success, all eyes are now on Google to provide a similar device for its users. Keep your skills ahead of the competition and be one of the first to fully understand this powerful new trend. This book will give you a very solid understanding on the philosophy, thought process, development details, and methodologies involved in building well-designed, robust Android Wear applications.

We cover the advantages and disadvantages of the wearable computing paradigm and provide a good foundational knowledge for you to build practical, real-world wearable apps. You will learn about the various tools, platforms, libraries, SDKs, and technology needed to build Android Wear apps. By the end of the book, you will be an expert in building Android wearable apps.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Wearable Computing
Chapter 2. Setting up the Development Environment
Chapter 3. Developing Android Wear Applications
Chapter 4. Developing Watch UI
Chapter 5. Synchronizing Data
Chapter 6. Contextual Notifications
Chapter 7. Voice Interactions, Sensors, and Tracking
Chapter 8. Creating Custom UI
Chapter 9. Material Design
Chapter 10. Watch Faces
Chapter 11. Advanced Features and Concepts
Chapter 12. Publishing Apps to Google Play

Book Details

  • Title: Mastering Android Wear Application Development
  • Author:
  • Length: 296 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2017-04-06
  • ISBN-10: 1785881728
  • ISBN-13: 9781785881725
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