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Building Apple Watch Projects by Stuart Grimshaw

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One App, four interfaces

Your users have a number of options when engaging with your app, or better said, your app and the user have a number of ways to engage with each other, both parties being able to initiate that engagement:

  • The main app
  • Glances
  • Complications
  • Notifications

The Main app

The main app is the only part of this quartet that is always present in the bundle that gets installed on the watch by the phone app, the other three are optional, and whether to include them or not will depend entirely on what makes sense for your app. This itself adds a new dimension to your app design, as information can be spread across these various channels, partly duplicated, or some combination of both. While the scope and contents of the main app are directly ...

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