• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

Apple watches allow the wearer to integrate rich applications into their everyday life. Since Apple watches have become so popular, an in-depth knowledge of how to write Apple watch applications is an in-demand skill for application developers. In this course, you will learn to design and program applications for an Apple watch. You will also learn to use glances and notifications, and implement intermediate and advanced application features such as adding maps and pins.

Learning Objectives

Working with Glances

  • start the course
  • use glances and describe the glance life cycle
  • describe the different programming techniques that can be applied to a glance
  • describe glance entry points and work with controllers
  • add a glance to an Apple watch application
  • manage glances and glance settings
  • work with code to customize the behavior of a glance

Working with Notifications

  • describe how the iOS handles notifications
  • describe, use, and manage a short look interface
  • describe, use, and manage a long look interface
  • describe the ways to respond to notifications
  • work with code to customize the behavior of action buttons

Customizing Interfaces

  • create static and dynamic long-look interfaces
  • use controllers and storyboards to provide custom notifications to an app
  • work with notification categories within a custom interface
  • create static notifications within a custom interface
  • create runtime notifications within a custom interface
  • manage runtime notifications within a custom interface
  • configure custom segues in an app

Advanced Features of an Apple Watch

  • create animation effects
  • use timers to perform timed operations
  • describe how data is stored and persisted in the iOS
  • identify the techniques to consume web services
  • use maps within an Apple watch application
  • recognize and use techniques to get the physical location of a watch
  • use pins and work with different GPS techniques

Practice: Creating Apple Watch Applications

  • create an Apple watch application with custom glances and notifications

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Software Development