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Build watchOS Apps: Develop and Design by Mark Goody, Maurice Kelly

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Chapter 7. Working with Complications

If the release of the Apple Watch does not go down in history for revolutionizing the field of wearable computing, at the very least it will go down in history for inspiring countless bloggers to pretend that they’ve always known what a watch complication was.

In this chapter, we will bring you up (or down) to the level of the bloggers by explaining what a complication is, why your users might want you to add one to your app, and how you might go about doing so.

Introducing Complications

Watches started life with a simple purpose—to help people tell the current time in terms of hours and minutes. Although the internals of a watch that solely tells the time can be tiny and complex, telling time is considered ...

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