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Pro Android Wearables

Building Apps for Smartwatches

Authors: Jackson, Wallace

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  • Pro Android Wearables details how to design and build Android Wear apps for new and unique Android wearable device types, such as Google Android smartwatches, which use the new WatchFaces API, as well as health-monitoring features and other cool features such as altimeters and compasses. It's time to take your Android 5 Wear application development skills and experience to the next level and get exposure to a whole new world of hardware.
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Pro Android Wearables details how to design and build Android Wear apps for new and unique Android wearable device types, such as Google Android smartwatches, which use the new WatchFaces API, as well as health-monitoring features and other cool features such as altimeters and compasses. It's time to take your Android 5 Wear application development skills and experience to the next level and get exposure to a whole new world of hardware.

As smartwatches continue to grab major IoT headlines, there is a growing interest in building Android apps that run on these wearables, which are now being offered by dozens of major manufacturers. This means more revenue earning opportunity for today's indie app developers. Additionally, this book provides new media design concepts which relate to using media assets, as well as how to optimize Wear applications for low-power, single-core, dual-core or quad-core CPUs, and how to use the IntelliJ Android Studio IDE, and the Android device emulators for popular new wearable devices.

About the authors

Wallace Jackson has been writing for leading multimedia publications about his work in new media content development since the advent of Multimedia Producer Magazine nearly two decades ago, when he wrote about computer processor architectures for centerfolds (removable "mini-issue" insert) distributed at SIGGRAPH. Since then, Wallace has written for several other publications about his work in interactive 3D and new media advertising campaign design, including 3D Artist,Desktop Publishers Journal, CrossMedia, AVvideo and Kiosk Magazine.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction to Android Wearables: Concepts, Types, and Material Design

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 1-23

  • Setting Up an Android 5 Wearables Application Development Workstation

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 25-46

  • A Foundation for Android Wearables: New Wearable Features in Android 5

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 47-69

  • Exploring Android Studio: Getting Familiar with the IntelliJ IDEA

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 71-96

  • Android Virtual Devices: Setting Up Wearables Application Emulators

    Jackson, Wallace

    Pages 97-116

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6551-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-6550-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pro Android Wearables
Book Subtitle
Building Apps for Smartwatches
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Wallace Jackson
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-6551-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-6551-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-6550-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 580
Number of Illustrations and Tables
466 b/w illustrations
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