Mastering Android Wear Application Development

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  • Understand the Wearable computing 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
  • Communicate between Android mobile and Android Wear apps
  • Get to know the steps involved in publishing Android Wear apps to the Play store

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 of 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.

  • Mastering Android Wear Development is a complete guide to wearable technology for experienced Android 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 code for wearables, but also how to think about wearable technology and design apps that work well with the physical limitations of wearable devices
Page Count 224
Course Length 6 hours 43 minutes
ISBN 9781785881725
Date Of Publication 8 Dec 2016


Siddique Hameed

Siddique Hameed is a pragmatic technologist currently working on Simplify Commerce (, a payment gateway platform from MasterCard. During his diverse career roles, he’s been crafting software for Fortune 500 companies to startups of industry domains ranging from finance, commerce, social media, telecom, bioinformatics, publishing, and insurance.

He is passionate about technology, software and their effects on day-to-day lives. He is a strong believer in open-source software culture and actively contributes to many opensource projects. On times, he speaks at technology events, meetups, and mentor contestants in hackathons. He likes teaching kids and adults in programming, technology and software development, and volunteers on coding initiatives such as Girls Who Code,, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) programs.

In his spare time, he likes traveling, goes on long road trips, and tinker with Raspberry Pi and build DIY gadgets.

Javeed Chida

Javeed Chida currently works as a senior software engineer for Apollo Education Group, a leader in global education. He has worked with several teams over the years developing multi-layered enterprise applications for companies spanning several industries including education, finance, medical, insurance, construction, and legal.

He is passionate about Java portals and particularly enthused by the Liferay portal platform. He also has a love for clever and innovative technical documentation. Apart from periodically churning out articles as a highlighted community blogger on He spends his leisure absorbed in creative writing projects, particularly classical poetry and fiction.