Android Wear Projects

A fun way to create interesting and cool apps for your Wearable device using Android programming.
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Android Wear Projects

Ashok Kumar S

A fun way to create interesting and cool apps for your Wearable device using Android programming.

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ISBN 139781787123229
Paperback416 pages

Book Description

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

Chapter 1: Getting You Ready to Fly - Setting Up Your Development Environment
Android Wear design principles
Exploring UI components for Wear devices
Setting up a development environment for Wear development
Creating your first Android Wear application
Summary
Chapter 2: Let us Help Capture What is on Your Mind - WearRecyclerView and More
Android Wear design principles
Exploring UI components for Wear devices
Setting up a development environment for Wear development
Creating your first Android Wear application
Summary
Chapter 3: Let us Help Capture What is on Your Mind - Saving Data and Customizing the UI
Wear-note-2
Summary
Chapter 4: Measure Your Wellness - Sensors
Conceptualizing the application
Chapter 5: Measuring Your Wellness and Syncing Collected Sensor Data
Collecting Wear sensors' data
Chapter 6: Ways to Get Around Anywhere - WearMap and the GoogleAPIclient
Let's get started with creating WearMap
The Google API console
Configuring SQLite and saving the markers
Saving data in SQLite
Detecting your application from another device
Keeping your application active on a Wear device
Understanding fully interactive mode and lite mode
Summary
Chapter 7: Ways to Get Around Anywhere - UI controls and More
Changing marker color and customizing
Types of Maps
Best practices
Summary
Chapter 8: Let us Chat in a Smart Way - Messaging API and More
Installing Firebase
Conceptualizing the chatting application
Summary
Chapter 9: Let us Chat in a Smart Way - Notifications and More
Firebase functions
Summary
Chapter 10: Just a Face for Your Time - WatchFace and Services
The CanvasWatchFaceService class and registering your watch face
The CanvasWatchFaceService.Engine class
Writing your own watch face
Summary
Chapter 11: More About Wear 2.0
Standalone applications
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Design and build Wear apps.
  • Learn how to use offline storage in Wear apps.
  • Understand sensors and how to work with them
  • Work with standalone applications of the wear 2.0 API.
  • Create a map application for Android Wear devices
  • Write a watch face and understand more about Wear 2.0
  • Work with firebase realtime database and firebase functions
  • Create a chatting application that has wear companion app

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting You Ready to Fly - Setting Up Your Development Environment
Android Wear design principles
Exploring UI components for Wear devices
Setting up a development environment for Wear development
Creating your first Android Wear application
Summary
Chapter 2: Let us Help Capture What is on Your Mind - WearRecyclerView and More
Android Wear design principles
Exploring UI components for Wear devices
Setting up a development environment for Wear development
Creating your first Android Wear application
Summary
Chapter 3: Let us Help Capture What is on Your Mind - Saving Data and Customizing the UI
Wear-note-2
Summary
Chapter 4: Measure Your Wellness - Sensors
Conceptualizing the application
Chapter 5: Measuring Your Wellness and Syncing Collected Sensor Data
Collecting Wear sensors' data
Chapter 6: Ways to Get Around Anywhere - WearMap and the GoogleAPIclient
Let's get started with creating WearMap
The Google API console
Configuring SQLite and saving the markers
Saving data in SQLite
Detecting your application from another device
Keeping your application active on a Wear device
Understanding fully interactive mode and lite mode
Summary
Chapter 7: Ways to Get Around Anywhere - UI controls and More
Changing marker color and customizing
Types of Maps
Best practices
Summary
Chapter 8: Let us Chat in a Smart Way - Messaging API and More
Installing Firebase
Conceptualizing the chatting application
Summary
Chapter 9: Let us Chat in a Smart Way - Notifications and More
Firebase functions
Summary
Chapter 10: Just a Face for Your Time - WatchFace and Services
The CanvasWatchFaceService class and registering your watch face
The CanvasWatchFaceService.Engine class
Writing your own watch face
Summary
Chapter 11: More About Wear 2.0
Standalone applications
Summary

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Paperback416 pages
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