The Simulator for WatchKit is the worst part of Xcode. It’s horribly buggy, and has one particular bug that freezes or kills your running app very often. I had a hard time figuring this out, but once I found one place that discussed it,… Continue Reading “Swift WatchKit: Introducing Navigation to the Apple Watch(Part 1: Page Interfaces)”
In our last lesson we did the layout for a watch app that included images. However, we did not yet code those images. In this lesson we’ll add the code to the application to change a button background and show images. If you have… Continue Reading “Swift WatchKit: Using Images on an Apple Watch(Part 2: Code)”
Goodbye Emoticons! Up to this point in our lessons for programming Apple Watch we’ve used emoticons for graphics. It’s time to introduce true images to our WatchKit apps. There are two ways to use graphics. We’ll discuss adding images to Buttons, Groups, and Interface… Continue Reading “Swift WatchKit: Using Images on an Apple Watch (Part 1: Storyboard)”
There is a horrible secret in WatchKit with many implications for those programming for the Apple watch. There is also a secret many people do not get about Apple’s corporate address. There two secrets are interestingly related. In WatchKit, There are no properties in… Continue Reading “Swift WatchKit Tutorial: Coding Timers and NSTimer on Apple Watch”
WatchKit is not UIKit. How you program for Apple watch differs greatly from how you program a iPhone or iPad. There are controls that look familiar, but act very differently. In this lesson you’ll learn about groups, a layout mechanism which is, but should… Continue Reading “Swift WatchKit Tutorials: Using Groups in WatchKit”
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