Apple's watchKit is available to developers to make watch apps, which are actually companion apps to iOS applications. This movie describes the process of creating watchOS apps and how to test in the watch simulator. It also shows how to create basic user interaction in a watchOS app and how the process is differentiated from standard iOS.
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- [Voiceover] You can create a watchOS application…when you're creating a project in XCode…under the watchOS Application area.…Keep in mind that in showing you this…I'm just going to show you the basics of…thinking about a WatchKit application.…If you want more information,…I'm going to refer you to Apple's documentation…or the other courses in the library…that are focused on WatchKit development.…So under watchOS Application,…I'm going to choose iOS App with WatchKit App.…Now it's important to note that a WatchKit app…is not a stand alone app.…
It's a companion to an iOS app,…so when you create this,…you're actually creating a single view application iOS app,…and a WatchKit companion application.…So I'm going to click Next,…I'm going to call this WExample,…short for watch example…and then I'm going to just click Next…leaving the default settings,…and I'll save this in the appropriate folder.…If you have the exercise files,…you can save somewhere else other than the file folder,…and here I am.…
Now if we were to test the application right now,…
Interested in developing for Apple Watch or Apple TV? Get a sneak peek in Chapter 9. The course wraps up with a look at the submission process for the App Store.
- Installing Xcode and the iOS SDK
- Creating a simple iOS app
- Creating a basic interaction with a button
- Choosing an object as a first responder
- Creating a user interface with Interface Builder and Auto Layout
- Working with sliders and progress bars
- Creating views to show images and web pages
- Developing responsive layouts with size classes
- Understanding the iOS architecture
- Loading data in table views
- Transitioning between views
- Developing for the iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV
- Submitting apps to the App Store
Skill Level Beginner
1. Prepare to Develop an iOS App
2. Core Skills
3. Basic iOS UI
4. More UI Objects
5. Size Classes
6. iOS Application Architecture
7. Table Views
8. Multiple-View Applications
9. iPad, Watch, and Apple TV Development
10. Finish and Submit to the App Store
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