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Apple Watch for Developers: Advice & Techniques from Five Top Professionals by Mark Griffin, Matt Klosterman, Jamie Maison, Ruben Martinez Jr., Gary Riches

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Chapter    7

Developing Apple Watch Cross-Platform Apps

By Mark Griffin, creator of the FAIRFX Watch app

When smart phones became common place just a few years ago, there weren’t many options when making applications for them. You could write code native to the device itself, whether that was Objective-C for iOS or Java for Android. As the platforms matured, more options became available to developers. One option was that developers could write code in a different language of their choice, and another option was the ability to export their code to multiple platforms.

With the advent of wearable technology, we’ve moved a bit back into the past when it comes to developing for these new platforms. Developers are required to build applications in ...

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