The Apple Watch is, by far, the most common smart watch in the market.
Its sales have even surpased those of its analog competitors.
With this book you will learn how to develop native watchOS applications for this popular device.
And at the same time, to do so, you will be using one of the newest and most moderns UI frameworks developed by Apple, SwiftUI.
Before You Begin
This section tells you a few things you need to know before you get started, such as what you’ll need for hardware and software, where to find the project files for this book, and more.
Snapshots provide a way for users to quickly view the state of an app. Great apps should always show updated information in their snapshots. So in this chapter you will learn how to make sure it shows the latest and most useful information to the user.
Complications are small elements that appear on the user's selected watch face and provide quick access to frequently used data from within your app. This chapter will walk you through the process of setting up your first complication, along with introducing each of the complication families and their corresponding layout templates.
The Apple Watch allows users to select a specific tint color for the watch face. In this chapter you will learn how to prepare your complications for great results by applying multi-layered images, SwiftUI graphic views or conditional rendering modes.