The ‘Apple Watch’ Archives
Posted March 3, 2015 by

WatchKit: Using Handoff in an Apple Watch App

2015-01-30_21-23-05

The Glance feature of an Apple Watch app lets users quickly view timely read-only information from your app without even having to open the app. By default, tapping on a Glance screen takes the user straight to the initial view of the app, which is not very helpful in most cases. For example, when a […]

Posted February 13, 2015 by

How Do I Call the Parent iPhone App from an Apple Watch App?

2015-01-10_06-54-33

An Apple Watch app is capable of communicating with its parent iOS app. Developers can take advantage of this feature and bypass the limitation of a watch app by performing long-running, complex tasks on the iOS app and passing the data back to the Watch app. Read on to find out how.

Posted February 1, 2015 by

How Do I Add a Page-Based Interface to My Apple Watch App?

2015-01-30_21-23-05

A page-based interface in an app is useful for displaying non-hierarchical content. If your iOS app includes a page-based interface, it makes sense to use the same interface in your Apple Watch app. Read on to find out how to do it in Xcode.

Posted January 29, 2015 by

How Do I Change an Object’s Attribute Based on Apple Watch’s Screen Resolution?

2015-01-10_06-54-33

The Apple Watch comes in two different sizes: 42 mm and 38 mm. With very limited screen space, apps must be designed carefully so that users can use them easily even on such a small screen. Developers who make apps for the watch can make adjustments according to the size and provide users with the […]

Posted January 25, 2015 by

How Do I Pass Data Between Screens in My Apple Watch Apps?

2015-01-09_20-52-18

An Apple Watch app is different from its iPhone counterpart in the way that data is sent between screens. Find out how to do it in this tutorial.

Posted January 24, 2015 by

How Do I Move Between Screens in My Apple Watch App?

2015-01-06_19-25-40

An Apple Watch is very similar to its iPhone counterpart regarding how you navigate between screens. You can do it from the storyboard or the code. Learn how to do both in this tutorial.

Posted January 13, 2015 by

How Do I Add a Contextual Menu to My Apple Watch App?

2015-01-10_06-54-33

Apple Watch apps can provide a contextual menu for the current screen when necessary. Learn how to add it to your app in this tutorial.

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Posted January 11, 2015 by

How Do I Create a Complex Layout for Apple Watch Apps?

2015-01-09_20-52-18

Since the screen size of the Apple Watch is small, objects like labels, images, or sliders inside an app are placed below each other. While this limitation means you cannot place objects at the exact location that you want, it is still possible to create a complex layout for your Watch app. Read on to […]

Posted January 7, 2015 by

How Do I Develop Apps for the Apple Watch?

2015-01-06_19-25-40

The upcoming Apple Watch is the new promised land for developers. Learn how to set up a project for developing apps for it here.

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