watchOS

watchOS 2 Tutorial: Using sendMessage for Instantaneous Data Transfer (Watch Connectivity #1)

I wrote about the many ways that you can communicate between the Apple Watch and your iPhone app a couple of weeks ago for watchOS 2. Over the next month, I’ll be releasing a series of deep dives on the different ways of communicating using the Watch Connectivity framework. These will be various tutorial projects… Continue reading watchOS 2 Tutorial: Using sendMessage for Instantaneous Data Transfer (Watch Connectivity #1)

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watchOS 2: How to communicate between devices using Watch Connectivity

If you haven’t heard by now, there’s been some great news – we finally can create native apps for the Apple Watch! Yay! As great as that is, it now means that there are some changes to how we communicate between devices for WatchOS 2. I’ll do a run through of the different types now, but… Continue reading watchOS 2: How to communicate between devices using Watch Connectivity

Software Engineering · watchOS

WatchKit: Best practices for sharing data between your Watch and iOS app

The Apple Watch is here! I’m looking forward to finally doing some development on the actual device. In the meantime, I’ve been getting a lot of comments and questions about sharing data between the WatchKit extension and the parent iOS app in my tutorials. While Apple has provided one API to do this (the reply… Continue reading WatchKit: Best practices for sharing data between your Watch and iOS app

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WatchKit Tutorial: Communicate from Parent App Back to Watch via Reply

Note: this will be a continuation from my last tutorial on WatchKit – Send Data to your Parent iOS App. If you haven’t done it already, I suggest you start there first. WatchKit Updates It’s been about a month since my last WatchKit tutorial and we’ve had 2 new beta releases for iOS 8.2, including… Continue reading WatchKit Tutorial: Communicate from Parent App Back to Watch via Reply