Google this week released the final build and SDK of its Android Wear 2.0 platform. The revised operating system for wearables makes significant changes throughout for both end users and developers alike. Google is imploring developers to ensure their apps are compatible with the new code.
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Developers, prepare your apps! Google is widely expected to debut its Android Wear 2.0 platform in early February, and the company wants to ensure a wide selection of compatible apps are available at launch. Be sure to take advantage of the on-watch Play Store and stand-alone functionality.
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Throughout the history of computer platforms, each evolution has brought a reduction in size. With each evolution developers have needed to learn to adapt to the new strengths and limitations. Wearable software platforms have emerged, and with them have come new strengths and limitations.
Google pushed out a fourth beta of Android Wear 2.0 this week and gave the smartwatch platform a handful of new features. In order to power the new functionality, Google added a number of new APIs for developers to work with. Here's what you need to know about the latest for Android Wear 2.0.
As with all app platforms, the value of Connect IQ is built around the quality and quantity of apps in the system from third-party app developers. This post, from the creator of the SkyWatch app, looks at the experience of developing a wearable app using the Connect IQ platform.
This is the first part of a three-part post about creating an app for the active lifestyle using the Garmin Connect IQ app system. Connect IQ allows developers to create apps for entirely new use cases and metrics, part one focuses on developing a UI design for a yoga application.
Recently, Microsoft discontinued the Microsoft Band SDK, and removed Microsoft Band from its online store. "Band" (as the fitness band was known) was Microsoft's entry into the fitness wearables market. For those developing explicitly for Band, this is a rude awakening.
Developing on wearable platforms is new and challenging. App developers are asked to create dynamic user experiences on small screens comparable to what customers see on their mobile phones and web pages. Connect IQ offers a platform for developers to create wearable apps across all Garmin devices.