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Android Wearable Programming by Steven F. Daniel

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The Android wearable user interface guidelines

The approach to designing apps for Android wearable devices, especially custom watch faces, needs to be substantially different from how you go about designing apps for phones or tablets, as these contain a different user experience. It is important to keep in mind and follow the Android UI design principles documentation that Google has provided.

This document describes the guidelines and principles that help you to design consistent user interfaces and experiences for your Android wearable apps, ensure that your application runs efficiently on the Android Wear platform, and it also involves considering the screen sizes of your custom layouts, memory limitations, and the ease of use of your app.

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