Android Wear Intro (@swmobilegroup)

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October 22, 2014

Android Wear Intro (@swmobilegroup)

Intro to Android in Wear for the @swmobilegroup in Bristol

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Andy B

October 22, 2014
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  1. Android Wear Andy Barber @andyb129

  2. Intro • What is Android Wear? • What’s it like

    to Wear? • Wear’s the code? • Wear next? @andyb129 ~ Slides ~ http://goo.gl/Ox6XSw
  3. What is Android Wear? • Version of Android OS designed

    for smartwatches and other wearables • Pairs with Android 4.3+ • Launch Devices ◦ LG G Watch (£100 now on Amazon! - http://goo. gl/hmWtb7 ) ◦ Samsung Gear Live (£160) ◦ Motorola Moto 360 (£160) @andyb129 ~ Slides ~ http://goo.gl/Ox6XSw
  4. What’s it like to Wear? @andyb129 ~ Slides ~ http://goo.gl/Ox6XSw

  5. What’s it like to Wear? • Great 1st gen software

    • Hardware limited (battery/size/screen) • Most use ◦ Notification quick glance ◦ Music ◦ Fitness ◦ Quick text (Quick SMS/”OK Google”) ◦ (Almost) Never miss a call/text ◦ Quick reminders @andyb129 ~ Slides ~ http://goo.gl/Ox6XSw
  6. What’s it like to Wear? • Wear else ◦ Wear

    store - http://goo.gl/P9PBdW ◦ Watch face store - http://facerepo.com/app/ ◦ Small section in Play Store • Other apps ◦ Remote camera control ◦ Phone finder ◦ Games @andyb129 ~ Slides ~ http://goo.gl/Ox6XSw
  7. Wear’s the code? • Watch face ◦ Create an Activity

    with a watchface layout <intent-filter> <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" /> <category android:name="com.google.android.clockwork.home. category.HOME_BACKGROUND" /> </intent-filter> ◦ Offical implementation coming soon
  8. Wear’s the code? • DataLayer to sync data between device

    and wearable Wearable.DataApi.putDataItem(mGoogleApiClient, request); • MessageApi to send data one way SendMessageResult result = Wearable.MessageApi.sendMessage( mGoogleApiClient, node, START_ACTIVITY_PATH, null).await(); @andyb129 ~ Slides ~ http://goo.gl/Ox6XSw
  9. Wear next? • New devices • Biometric sensors (Google Fit)

    • Wear version 2.0 (GPS / Bluetooth headphones / Watchface official support) @andyb129 ~ Slides ~ http://goo.gl/Ox6XSw
  10. Thanks @andyb129 ~ Slides ~ http://goo.gl/Ox6XSw