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Building Apple Watch Projects by Stuart Grimshaw

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Audio and Video

Okay, we've got the visuals, let's make some noise!

It has to be said that audio functionality on the Apple Watch is very limited. It is yet to be seen how the platform develops in this respect, but, as things stand, there is not a great deal you can do with media at the moment beyond simply playing an audio or video file. Perhaps the rationale behind this is that a device that beeps and squeaks at every opportunity is likely to be an irritation not just to the user who is wearing it, but to everybody else in the near vicinity as well. Everything that was said about animation applies to audio tenfold and is probably considered less of a must-have than an if-you-must. And, of course, there is no headphone socket to relieve your family ...

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