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Extending your app to Android Wear smart watches allows you to reach your users wherever and whenever they'd want or need your app. As you'll learn in this course, you can take your existing Android development experience and apply it to developing for Android Wear. This course will take you through getting started, application structure, and information sharing between the wearable and the companion phone or the cloud. We'll also give you the knowledge necessary for designing great user experiences for wearables including how to take advantage of the always-on display of Android Wear devices. This course is part of the Ubiquitous Computing series. Designed as standalone short courses, you can take any course on its own, or take them all! * **Android Wear Development** [this course] * Android TV and Google Cast Development * Android Auto Development
IntroductionOverview of the course structure and goals, and introduction to the sample app.
Wearables####Part 1: Notification Sync ####Part 2: Watch App ####Part 3: Watch Face How to design and extend wearable apps, and build a watch face for the Sunshine app. #
WearablesProject Design and extend the Sunshine app for a wearable device.
- Timothy Jordan - Timothy Jordan leads Scalable Developer Advocacy for Ubiquitous Computing at Google, which includes Android Wear, Google Glass, Android TV, Google Cast, and Android Auto. His goal is to help developers be successful with Google platforms, particularly with services spanning multiple devices. He loves solving problems and believes in improving life through science and art.
- Wayne Piekarski - Wayne Piekarski is a Developer Advocate at Google, focusing on Android and ubiquitous computing. He's worked for 15 years in academia and industry in the areas of wearable computing, outdoor augmented reality, 3D user interfaces, and mobile devices. His position at Google involves getting developers excited about new mobile and wearable technologies, and ensuring developers have the right tools and information to support their work.
- Joshua Gordon - Joshua Gordon is a Developer Advocate at Google. He's passionate about teaching and education. He's worked on diverse projects, from microscopes to giant lasers, and has taught a variety of computer science subjects. His hobbies include biking, running, and exploring the great outdoors.
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