Up to Speed with watchOS

In this series you'll learn about new features in watchOS 3 and how to leverage them to make a fully-featured app for the Apple Watch.

Length: about 1 hour.

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Installments

1. Watch Connectivity

Subscribers only

In this episode, Conrad Stoll joins us once again to talk about how to use WCSession to pass data back & forth between our watchOS app and our iOS app. We'll use this power for the ultimate good, of course, by ordering a beer straight from our watch.

2. Digital Crown

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In this episode, Conrad Stoll takes us through the new APIs we have for accessing raw information from the digital crown on the Apple Watch. In previous versions of watchOS, we had to resort to using builtin controls (or silly hacks), but now we have the raw data so we have much more flexibility.

3. The Dock

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In this episode Conrad takes us through supporting the new dock feature in watchOS 3. If you want your watch app to be used, you should ensure it plays well with the dock by providing relevant UI snapshots that create a more seamless experience. The reward is that your app is treated like a first class citizen and kept running for longer!

4. watchOS Notifications - Part 1

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In this episode Dory Glauberman covers how to set up notifications in your application on both the iPhone and Apple Watch using UNUserNotificationCenter. It highlights best practices for requesting notification authorization and demonstrates how to fire a sample notification for the Beer Button watch app.

5. watchOS Notifications - Part 2

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In this episode, Dory finishes up implementing notifications for the Beer Button watch app. We learn how to configure and send timed notifications, and how to respond to those on the watch.