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Make a useful Apple Watch App

Hands on guide on How to get into building Apple Watch apps from scratch to having fully working useful apps.
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Created by Yohann Taieb
Last updated 11/2014
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Thanks for your interest in this course, my name is Yohann, I will be your instructor.

In this course, you will learn how to create an Apple Watch app from scratch.

You will learn how to download the software to program for free. With this software, you will use the basic building blocks to design the User Interface for the Apple Watch application. Then we will build a metronome app together. A real-life project, useful app.

The Apple Watch kit is new, so I’m assuming you don’t know anything about it, and I will make sure you succeed in building your very own Apple watch application.

you may have missed the iPhone gold rush in 2007? So Don't miss the Apple watch gold rush. It starts today with this course.

You have no excuses, your future as an app developer is in your hands. Make the right decision and join this course. I’ll see you in the lectures.

Who is the target audience?
  • programming students
  • iOS developers
  • app reskinners
  • entrepreneurs
  • software hobbyists
  • programmers
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What Will I Learn?
Build useful Apple Watch Apps
Design Apple Watch App User Interface
Create Simple Algorithms
Connect the Apple Watch screen to the code
Handle User Interactions
Animate Images
Create Apple Watch Notifications
Create a Glance view
Create a Notification view
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  • just need a mac OS from a mac computer or a virtual image (free trials online and in the cloud)
  • Basic knowledge of how to use a MAC operating system
  • an introduction to basic programming is a plus
  • about 6 Gb of hard drive space to install the software (XCode)
Curriculum For This Course
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6 Lectures 18:50

In this lecture, Yohann Taieb from Appsfresh shows you how to download XCode, the software that is needed to build iOS Apple Watch apps for free.

Preview 01:45

Yohann Taieb from Appsfresh shows you how to create a watch app project with xcode and how to use the apple watch simulator

Create a Apple Watch app project with xcode - part 1 of 2

In this lecture, Yohann Taieb from appsfresh shows you how to add the Apple watch app extension to your iPhone app in xcode.

Then you will get to create your Hello world program for a watch app!

Preview 03:58

Yohann from appsfresh shows you how to display and use the glance view from the apple watch app, using the iOS simulator

How to display the glance view in the apple watch app simulator

Yohann From AppsFresh explains what Apple Watch App notifications are, and how to add them within an app.

Display Notifications Within Apple Watch App

Learn how to send notifications on the Apple watch screen.

How to send notifications for apple watch app
Build a useful Apple Watch App: metronome
8 Lectures 37:53

Yohann Taieb from Appsfresh shows you the design of the watch app interface that will be used to create a very simple watch app project: a metronome.

This project is a great starting point to learn how to use Apple iOS watch app elements and how to have the user interact with them.

Preview 01:16

In this video tutorial, Yohann from AppsFresh demonstrates how to add images and sound asset files to your Apple Watch app extensions project within xCode.

How to add image files to Apple watch app project in xcode

In this lecture, Yohann Taieb from AppsFresh demonstrates how to add basic UI elements such as buttons, labels and images to your Apple watch project, and how to display them in the watch app simulator.

This is part of a series of tutorials on a guide to build a fully functional metronome app for the Apple watch.

How to add Labels, Buttons, and Images to an Apple Watch App project in XCode

In this lecture, Yohann Taieb from AppsFresh shows you how to connect the Apple watch app label from the user interface to the code behind using an iboutlet property in xcode.

Then, the text of the label can easily be modified using simple code.

Connect the Apple watch app WKInterfaceLabel to an iboutlet property

iOS instructor Yohann Taieb from AppsFresh is demoing how to connect the Apple watch app image from the user interface to the code behind using an iboutlet property in xcode.

Then, the image can easily be changed using simple code.

Preview 03:38

how to use an NSTimer in the code behind in order to control the switch between each images in this metronome Apple watch app

How to create a metronome algorithm using nstimer

Professor Yohann Taieb from AppsFresh demonstrates how to connect an Apple watch button to the code so that it can respond to the user pressing the button by triggering an action method.

How to connect a WKInterfaceButton to an action in the code using Xcode

In this video, Yohann from appsfresh shows you when the user touch the plus or minus buttons, it triggers the code behind ibactions which affect the overall Beat Per Minute value, and change the speed of the rotation of the images as well as the text of the label to the current beat speed.

How To tune the BPM of the metronome app by triggering the actions in xcode
About the Instructor
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Yohann holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from FIU University. He has been a College instructor for over 7 years, teaching iPhone Development, iOS 10, Apple Watch development, Swift 3, Unity 3D, Pixel Art, Photoshop for programmers, and Android. Yohann also has plenty of ideas which naturally turned him into an entrepreneur, where he owns over 100 mobile apps and games in both the Apple app store and the Android store.

Yohann is one of the leading experts in mobile game programming, app flipping and reskinning. His teaching style is unique, hands on and very detailed. Yohann has enabled more than 50000 students to publish their own apps and reach the top spots in iTunes App Stores, which has been picked up by blogs and medias like WIRED magazine, Yahoo News, and Forbes Online. Thanks to him, thousands of students now make a living using iOS 9, Swift 2, Objective C ( ObjC ), Android, Apple Watch ( watchOS ), Apple TV ( TVOS ), Unity 3D, and Pixel art animation

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