Tag: storyboard

Swift WatchKit: Working with Modal Views Part 2: Presenting Programmatically

In the first part in this series we implemented a modal interface in WatchKit with a segue. In this part we’ll present the modal programmatically and once again set up a delegate and context for moving data between controllers. Open the project from the…

Swift Watchkit: Working with Modal Views Part 1: Segue with a Delegate

Modal views on iPhones and ipads are used for input of information that requires attention. One of the on the Apple Watch is a modal view. You cannot mix a page-based interface with a hierarchical (i.e. navigation) interface as we learned in previous lessons….

Swift WatchKit: Introducing Navigation to the Apple Watch(Part 4: Dismissals and Segues)

In our lessons setting up navigation controllers on the Apple Watch, we’ve learned how to set up the storyboard,  how to use push controllers programmatically and introduced sending data to another controller and back using contexts and delegates.  In this lesson, we’ll pass data…

Swift WatchKit: Introducing Navigation to the Apple Watch(Part 3: Using Delegates and Contexts)

In our last lesson we set up navigation in the Storyboard and programmatically. We left off with passing data from one view controller to another using the context parameter like this: We made a context variable which we passed to the destination controller. We…

Swift WatchKit: Introducing Navigation to the Apple Watch(Part 2: Hierarchical Interfaces)

Apple WatchKit  gives you a choice when  it comes to navigation. You can be Page-based as we introduced in our last lesson. Another alternative, is hierarchical interfaces, which closely resemble navigation controllers on the phone.  In this lesson, we’ll introduce the hierarchical type of…

Swift WatchKit: Introducing Navigation to the Apple Watch(Part 1: Page Interfaces)

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,…

Swift WatchKit: Using Images on an Apple Watch(Part 2: Code)

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…

Swift WatchKit: Using Images on an Apple Watch (Part 1: Storyboard)

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…

Swift WatchKit Tutorial: Coding Timers and NSTimer on Apple Watch

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…

Swift WatchKit Tutorials: Programming Buttons, Switches and Timers for Apple Watch

Once you start connecting outlets and actions for an Apple Watch you realize this is not your friendly neighborhood iOS app. There are controls that look familiar in storyboard, but are far from the same in code.  In this lesson, you’ll learn about the…