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Learning WatchKit Programming: A Hands-On Guide to Creating Apple Watch Applications by Wei-Meng Lee

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6. Displaying Glances

Every good product I’ve ever seen is because a group of people cared deeply about making something wonderful that they and their friends wanted. They wanted to use it themselves.

Steve Jobs

Most people interact with their watches by glancing at the watch to check the time. For the Apple Watch, Apple has extended this traditional form of interaction by providing glances for your watch applications. Instead of just glancing for the time, users can have a quick glance at the state of the various applications. Glances are shown when users swipe up from the watch. The Apple Watch then shows a scrollable list of glances from apps that support them (up to a maximum of 20 glances). Think of glances as snapshots of the various apps ...

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