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Developing for Android Wear

Jomar Tigcal
December 05, 2015

Developing for Android Wear

Slides of my talk at GDG Philippines HackTime (December 5, 2015)

Jomar Tigcal

December 05, 2015

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  1. Jomar Tigcal GDG Philippines Community Manager Android Developer, Trainer, and

    Consultant Have Android (and Android Wear) apps on Google Play Store http://jomar.tigcal.com [email protected] http://google.com/+JomarTigcal @jomartigcal
  2. GDG Philippines Google Developers Group (GDG) Philippines is a group

    of enthusiastic Filipino developers interested to collaborate and learn more about new technologies. http://www.gdgph.org
  3. Android Wear • Extends the Android platform to wearables. •

    Information that moves with you • Small, powerful devices, worn on the body.
  4. Android Wear • Useful information when you need it most.

    • Intelligent answers to spoken questions. • Tools to help reach fitness goals. • Your key to a multiscreen world.
  5. Android Wear App Phone/tablet running Android 4.3 and up http://g.co/WearCheck

    Download at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details? id=com.google.android.wearable.app Image Source: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Official-Android-Wear-App-now-available-in-Google-Play_id57778
  6. Android Wear App • Control voice action preferences • Adjust

    notification settings • Configure devices • Demo cards • Tutorial • Help & Feedback Image Source: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Official-Android-Wear-App-now-available-in-Google-Play_id57778
  7. Design Principles for Android Wear • Focus on not stopping

    the user and all else will follow • Do one thing, really fast • Design for the corner of the eye
  8. Design Principles for Android Wear • Think about stream cards

    first • Don’t be a constant shoulder tapper
  9. Prerequisites • Android Studio 0.8+ • Android Wear companion App

    (Android 4.3+) • An Android Wear device or Android Wear AVD
  10. Update from SDK Manager • Android 4.4W (API 20) or

    higher > SDK Platform • Android 4.4W (API 20) or higher > Android Wear ARM System Image • Android 4.4W (API 20) or higher > Android Wear Intel System Image • Android SDK Tools 23.0.0 or higher • Android SDK Platform-tools 23.0.0 or higher • Android SDK Build-tools 23.0.0 or higher • Android Support Library • Google Play Services
  11. Create Android Wear Virtual Device • Open AVD Manager •

    Click Create Virtual Device... • Select Wear in the Category and choose between Square, Round Chin, and Round. Click the Next button. • Select the release name (e.g. Lollipop) then click the Next button. • Rename the virtual device (if you like) and change any configuration based on your preference. Click the Finish button.
  12. Pair handheld with Android Wear Virtual Device • Connect the

    tablet/phone to the computer (via USB) • Forward the tablet/phone’s communication port to the Android Wear Virtual Device: adb -d forward tcp:5601 tcp:5601 • Open the Android Wear companion app • Connect the phone/tablet to the emulator
  13. Create an Android Studio Project • Create a New Project

    • Fill up the name and package name • Select Phone and Tablet • Select Wear and select API 20: Android 4.4 (KitKat Wear) for minimum SDK • Add Blank Activity for Mobile • Add Blank Wear Activity for Wear
  14. Learn More Android Wear Development: Extend your Apps to Android

    Smartwatches Udacity Course: https://www.udacity.com/course/ud875A Android Wear Documentation: http://developer.android.com/wear Android Wear Developers Google+ Community: http://g.co/androidweardev Android Wear Design Guidelines: http://developer.android.com/design/wear Android Wear Videos: http://androidwear-playlist.tigcal.com
  15. Thank you! Build something awesome! Submit your projects for GDG

    HackFair Philippines Provide feedback: talkback.tigcal.com