Expand on your Android development capabilities by building applications for Android Wear
This book will introduce you to the very popular Android Wear platform with hands-on instructions for building Android Wear applications. You will start with an introduction to the architecture of Android, followed by an in-depth look at the design of Android applications and user interfaces using Android Studio. You will see how to create basic and custom notifications for your apps, and synchronize data from the wearable device with the handheld mobile device. More advanced topics such as intents, the Gradle build configuration and the implementation of build variants, and packaging and deploying from a single project code base are also covered.
By the end of this book, you will have a good understanding of wearable programming, and be confident enough to write programs for building Android applications that run on Android Wear.
What You Will Learn
Get introduced to the Android Wear and Google Glass SDK
Create your own basic and custom notifications for Android Wear by using Android notifications
Develop custom Android wearable watch faces and debug them over Bluetooth prior to packaging
Deploy your application to the handheld device or the Google Play Store
Develop apps that have the ability to send and receive binary blobs of data from the handheld device to the wearable device
Create custom layouts for the Android TV platform conforming to the Android TV design principles
Build effective user interfaces for the Google Glass platform
Incorporate voice and input features into your Android wearable app
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