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

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Chapter 8. Working with Glances

If you were to look up the word glance in the OS X dictionary application, you would see that the first definition (to “take a brief or hurried look”) is followed by an example usage: “Ginny glanced at her watch.” Glances and watches are inextricably linked; the size and position of a wristwatch makes it ideal to glance at for quick information. It seems fitting then that Apple has used the word as the name for this feature.

What Is a Glance?

Whereas a normal glance is a quick look at anything, a glance in Apple Watch terms is a short summary of information provided by an app that can be accessed quickly by swiping upward from the main watch face. Glances are displayed as a horizontal sequence of pages that bears ...

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