Since the Apple Watch came out in 2015, step by step it has been making a dominan position in the market, becoming an indispensable complement for many users. It has proven to be a tremendously useful device with which you can see all your notifications without having to take out the phone, or check valuable information from your favorite apps at a glance. It has even become the perfect companion for those who like practicing all sort of sports.
This book will teach you how to make the most of it. Implementing all the functionalities and capabilities this small device you wear on your wrist provides. From showing notifications to how to use snapshots to provide updated information. Or why complications are so important. Even how to integrate HealthKit into your apps!
As well as many other concepts that we encourage you to discover by reading this book. All this using SwiftUI, the declarative framework to build applications designed by Apple. You will see how easy it is to build incredible applications for your Watch.
We hope you enjoy this book almost as much as we have enjoyed creating it. We can’t wait to see what you’re going to build after reading it!
How to read this book
This book can be read from cover to cover, but you can also pick and choose the chapters that interest you the most, or the chapters you need immediately for your current projects. Some chapters go together, like the Complications ones, but most of them can be read independently.
We also recommend you to read through SwiftUI Apprentice or SwiftUI by Tutorials, if you don’t have a strong knowledge on the SwiftUI framework.
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