Building Watch Apps
I’ve been tinkering with WatchKit in my spare time and thought I’d share a bit of what I’ve learned. Of course, all of my tinkering was done in the simulator as I’ve not actually played with an Watch.
Watch Apps Have Up To Three Components
Watch apps contain an application, an optional glance, and optional custom notifications.
Glances are sort of like Today widgets on iOS. The idea is to show the most important bit of information your app provides. For example, CNN might display breaking news. The Watch may create your glance controller some time before the user sees it so it’s important to make sure the information displayed is up to date in willActivate(). Glances can be enabled or disabled by the user, don’t support scrolling, and allow for limited interactivity. Tapping a glance opens your Watch application.
Notifications are baked in with a default look but you can choose to...
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