Chapter    8

Building a Stand-Alone watchOS App

Ahmed Bakir

In this chapter, you will learn about one of the greatest attributes of watchOS 2: its capabilities that let you build an app that runs natively, even offline, without maintaining an active connection to your parent iOS app. So far, you have noticed that watchOS 2 apps share many design features with iOS apps, including interface controllers (view controllers), notifications, and delegation. With watchOS 1, you were limited to building “listener” apps, designed to respond to data manifests from a parent app; they were not intended to provide anything more than consumption. watchOS 2 bridges a huge gap because it allows you to build apps that not only are designed like iOS apps but also ...

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