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Creating Tiles for Wear OS

Jun 8 2021 · Video Course (31 mins) · Beginner

Learn how Wear OS Tiles are different from regular Android layouts, how to implement your own Tile and handle user interactions.

Version

  • Kotlin 1.5, Android 8, Android Studio 4.2

Creating Tiles for Wear OS

Find out what Wear OS Tiles are. Learn about the best practices and the components that make up a Tile.

1

Set up the manifest and register the service. Also, create a debug Activity to test the Tile.

2

Learn about different layout types and use them to implement the container of the Tile’s layout.

3

Learn about the different steps involved in adding images to the Tile.

4

Use multiple modifiers to tweak the appearance of the elements used in the Tile.

5

Add click listeners to the buttons and modify the glass count accordingly. Redraw the Tile after each click and display the updated data.

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Who is this for?

This course is for Android developers who are interested in extending their app’s experience to Android Smartwatches running Wear OS.

Covered concepts

  • How Watch OS Tiles are different from Android layouts
  • Adding Text and styling it
  • Add Image Resources to the Service
  • Displaying Images and tweaking their appearance
  • Handling Click Events

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