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Android Wear Development for beginners

Android Wear Development for beginners

This presentation introduces the development of Android Wear applications. It walks the audience through an introduction, watch faces, design guidelines for Android Wear apps, uploading Android Wear apps to Google Play and the common pain points experienced during development.

Moyinoluwa Adeyemi

August 20, 2016

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  1. • Say “Ok Google” to ask questions and get stuff

    done • Get glanceable information throughout the day • Wide range of available sensors • Make the most of your time • A style for every mood • Works with your Android Phone or iPhone
  2. Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview New User Interface • Material

    Design for wearables • Expanded notifications • Darker UI
  3. Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview Standalone Apps • Direct network

    access to cloud • Apps run on watch even when your phone (Android or iOS) isn’t with you
  4. Range of devices... • LG G Watch (first development platform

    for Wear, first Qualcomm platform) • Samsung Gear Live (Samsung brand, OLED display) • Moto 360 (first TI platform, heartrate sensor, round LCD) • Sony Smartwatch3 (first Broadcom platform, first GPS, reflective LCD) • LG Watch R (first round OLED, WiFi development platform) • LG Watch Urbane (launched with WiFi, more compact size) • Huawei Watch (price challenger for US) • LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition (first integrated telephony features, first NFC) • Tag Heuer (First ultra premium, first Intel platform)
  5. Uploading your Wear app to Google Play Currently... • Package

    the wearable .apk file inside the mobile module • Sign the mobile and wear module in release mode • Upload only the mobile-release apk since the wear module is packaged with it
  6. Uploading your Wear app to Google Play With Android Wear

    2.0 Developer Preview… • No need to package the wearable .apk file inside the mobile module • No need to sign the mobile and wear module in release mode
  7. Common Android Wear Dev problems • Connecting the mobile device

    to an Android wear device • Connecting the mobile device with a wear emulator • Seeing changes in the watchface • Testing the wear application