WatchKit

Introduction

  • Specs and models
  • User Experience
  • User Interface
  • WatchKit
  • Demo

Watch

Compatibility: iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, iPhone 6+

Display

Hardware

Heart Rate Monitor

Accelerometer & Gyro

Speaker

Mic

WiFi 802.11b/g

Bluetooth 4.0 BLE

MageSafe Charger

TapTic Engine

NFC

UX Concept

Less Friction

More focus on single/simple tasks.

 

Less time lost.

 

No potential risk of dropping your phone every time :)

Use Existing Mental Models

Digital Crown: use of the crown as a way to navigation and interaction

 

People buy watches for two things: to tell time and to show off status

Flexible Retina Display

Distinguish between light tap and deep press

TapTic Engine

Advanced haptic feedback

The feedbacks provided are differents based on the interaction used.

ex: you can send your heartbeat!!11!

UI Design

WatchKit app interfaces

Retina Display

UI Typography specs

(Custom fonts are discouraged)

Use only System font

UI elements

  • Labels
  • Images
  • Groups
  • Tables
  • Buttons
  • Switches
  • Sliders
  • Maps
  • Dates and Timers
  • Menus

All UIKit subclass!

UI elements

  • Labels
  • Images
  • Groups
  • Tables
  • Buttons
  • Switches
  • Sliders
  • Maps
  • Dates and Timers
  • Menus

UI elements

  • Labels
  • Images
  • Groups
  • Tables
  • Buttons
  • Switches
  • Sliders
  • Maps
  • Dates and Timers
  • Menus

UI elements

  • Labels
  • Images
  • Groups
  • Tables
  • Buttons
  • Switches
  • Sliders
  • Maps
  • Dates and Timers
  • Menus

UI elements

  • Labels
  • Images
  • Groups
  • Tables
  • Buttons
  • Switches
  • Sliders
  • Maps
  • Dates and Timers
  • Menus

UI elements

  • Labels
  • Images
  • Groups
  • Tables
  • Buttons
  • Switches
  • Sliders
  • Maps
  • Dates and Timers
  • Menus

UI elements

  • Labels
  • Images
  • Groups
  • Tables
  • Buttons
  • Switches
  • Sliders
  • Maps
  • Dates and Timers
  • Menus

UI elements

  • Labels
  • Images
  • Groups
  • Tables
  • Buttons
  • Switches
  • Sliders
  • Maps
  • Dates and Timers
  • Menus

UI elements

  • Labels
  • Images
  • Groups
  • Tables
  • Buttons
  • Switches
  • Sliders
  • Maps
  • Dates and Timers
  • Menus

UI elements

  • Labels
  • Images
  • Groups
  • Tables
  • Buttons
  • Switches
  • Sliders
  • Maps
  • Dates and Timers
  • Menus

Let's have a moment of silence for Samsung

WatchKit


WatchKit is the framework used for apple watch app/extension creation.

Available from iOS 8.2

Watch app

contains only the storyboards and resource files associated with your app’s user interface.

Watch extension

contains the code for managing the Watch app’s user interface and responding to user interactions

Watch app lifetime

Launch Cycle

A small introduction

App communication

IBOutlets OTA

WK Classes

DEMO

What's Next?

Watch native applications!

Open NFC APIs?

Useful links

https://developer.apple.com/watchkit/

http://www.raywenderlich.com/89562/watchkit-tutorial-with-swift-getting-started

https://www.apple.com/it/watch/

http://bit.ly/14Gp1XD (Pre-release Watch-Kit programming guide)

http://bit.ly/1zU9opy (WatchKit framework reference)

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