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Author Manning, Jon, author

Title Swift development for the Apple Watch / Jon Manning and Paris Buttfield-Addison
Edition First edition
Published Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly Media, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Summary Apple Watch is the sort of science-fiction gadget that people used to dream about as kids. What kinds of apps do you envision for this new device? If you're comfortable using OS X, Xcode, and iOS-and familiar with Swift-this concise book shows you the basics of building your own apps for this wrist-mounted computer with Apple's WatchKit framework. You'll learn what an Apple Watch is, what it isn't, and how and why people might interact with apps you build for it. This practical guide also examines the type of apps most suitable for this device, and shows you how to be a good citizen in the iOS/Watch ecosystem. Learn the Watch app lifecycle, and understand how these apps interact with the user's iPhone Build a Watch app and its iOS counterpart by adding controls, working with multiple screens, and sharing data Design a simple glance, the non-interactive Watch component that provides quick-look information Add functionality to the notification system, including actionable items, and display them on the Watch face Design and build complications, Watch-face gadgets that can display quick snapshots of information, including future events with Time Travel
Notes Includes index
Description based on online resource; title from title page (Safari, viewed June 3, 2016)
Subject Application software -- Development.
Smartwatches -- Programming.
Swift (Computer program language)
Form Electronic book
Author Buttfield-Addison, Paris, author
ISBN 1491925264
1491925280 (electronic bk.)
1491925299 (electronic bk.)
9781491925287 (electronic bk.)
9781491925294 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Sub-title on cover: Intro to the watchkit framework, glances and notifications