Pro Android Wearables

Pro Android Wearables

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Pro Android Wearables details how to design and build Android Wear apps for new and unique Android wearable device types, such as Google Android smartwatches, which use the new WatchFaces API, as well as health-monitoring features and other cool features such as altimeters and compasses. It's time to take your Android 5 Wear application development skills and experience to the next level and get exposure to a whole new world of hardware. As smartwatches continue to grab major IoT headlines, there is a growing interest in building Android apps that run on these wearables, which are now being offered by dozens of major manufacturers. This means more revenue earning opportunity for today's indie app developers. Additionally, this book provides new media design concepts which relate to using media assets, as well as how to optimize Wear applications for low-power, single-core, dual-core or quad-core CPUs, and how to use the IntelliJ Android Studio IDE, and the Android device emulators for popular new wearable devices. What youa€™ll learn How to build apps beyond those that just run on Android smartphones and tablets How to master the fundamentals of wearable app design How to build apps for wearables like smartwatches Who this book is for This book is for Android app developers new to Android apps development for embeddable appliances, wearables, and related hardware. This book takes your Android app development beyond the smartphone and tablet. Table of Contents1. Introduction to Android Wearables 2. Setting Up an Android 5 Wearables Application Development Workstation 3. A Foundation for Android Wearables 4. Exploring Android Studio 5. Android Virtual Devices 6. Introduction to Android Watch Faces Design 7. Program Watch Faces for Wear 8. A Watch Faces Timing Engine 9. Implement a WatchFaces Engine 10. WatchFaces Vector Design 11. WatchFaces Bitmap Design 12. WatchFaces Digital Imaging 13. Watch Face Configuration Companion Activity 14. Watch Face Configuration Companion Activity Utility and Wearable API 15. Wearables Application Testing 16. Wear API Deprecation 17. The Future of Android IoT APIsDeclaring. a. WatchFace. Service: The. XML. alt;serviceagt;. Tag. Click the AndroidManifest.xml tab for your wear app in IntelliJ so you can declare your Service for use in the Watch Face application. As you can see in the title bar of IntelliJ in Figureanbsp;...

Title:Pro Android Wearables
Author:Wallace Jackson
Publisher:Apress - 2015-06-30


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