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Watch this video for an overview of what you need to develop Android apps for the i’m Watch (spoiler alert: you probably already have everything you need!), learn what a smart watch is supposed to do, and what the main differences in user experience and expectations are from what you’re used to on phones and tablets.
Wearable computing is turning out to be the next big thing. Most of the major players in the smartphone market are hurrying up to release smartwatches, wearable sensors, glasses, and a variety of the most diverse kinds of devices.
Launched in 2012 and based on a customized version of Android, the i’m Watch is one of the first smart watches available on the market, and the most complete feature-wise.
The video also briefly covers the libraries that will make your life easier and help you create outstanding apps for the i’m Watch.
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Developing i'm Watch Apps
Sebastiano Poggi is an Android Software Craftsman at Novoda in London. A self-taught and strong OSS believer who loves beautiful and simple UX and UI, where “less is more”, Sebastiano spends a big chunk of his spare time reading and writing about Android development. He also creates and maintains some FOSS apps and libraries, that span from the fun, smaller projects to the more serious (and, perhaps, useful) work. Sebastiano worked for some time in AKQA as a Senior Software Engineer. Before moving to London, he also worked at i’m Spa (an Italian smartwatch startup) for two years, playing with the Android platform and handling their Developer Relations. He’s been toying with the Android SDK since 2010.