WatchKit has been announced. We'll be among the first to put it through its paces.
November 23, 2014
Some programming experience and familiarity with Xcode will be helpful. By investing a bit of time up front, it will make it much easier to build something cool.
Some of the experiences that would be fun to see:
- CoreMotion magic with sensors
- A fluid user experience
- A technically impressive app
- A new idea that wasn’t yet possible on the iPhone or iPad
- Bringing in connected API data
- An inter-personal communication app
- Use of the Watch hardware
- Use of notifications and glances
- Use of health data
If you’ve never built an app before, you’re still certainly welcome to hack. After all, we’re all beginners.
We have a Workshop on Saturday, Nov 22 and more coming on our Meetup group.
May I also suggest as preparation:
- Video from Apple’s Swift blog
- You'll build a photo filter app, and you can check your work, download the finished code from our GitHub (snag the Zip file and open the .xcodeproj file)
- Treehouse Swift course
- Video walkthrough all the way up to building a finished Weather app. They also feature quizzes after each video to help cement the knowledge
- Tutorials by Ray Wenderlich
- Written tutorials from the basics to fun animations. By going through a variety, you'll understand the spectrum of tools.
One more thing: Today we're announcing our very own Watch Simulator. It is a template app that runs on an iPhone or iPad. Run it in Xcode and you'll get a sample counting app. Just another way to be ahead of the game. Can't wait to see what you build with it.