Beginning Android Wearables by Andres Calvo

By Andres Calvo

Even though wearable units have existed because the 70s, they've got only in the near past develop into mainstream. Google Glass and Android put on smartwatches, specifically, are really new units that offer numerous possibilities for growing cutting edge apps with unparalleled consumer reports. starting Android Wearables delivers the talents you want to participate in the wearable revolution and to thrill your clients through supplying the data they wish on the counsel in their hands. This e-book is particularly useful and comprises many examples that not just make it easier to write code for Glass and Android put on, but additionally show how you can follow this code within the context of an app.

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A BigTextStyle notification shared between a handheld and Glass. The notification shows as much text as can fit in the screen. A menu item called “show more” allows users to view the rest of the screen (top). Selecting the “show more” menu item displays a scrolling list of cards that contains the entire text (bottom) BigPictureStyle Notifications In Android Wear, BigPictureStyle notifications display the big picture as the background of a card. The main page of this notification shows the content title and text while the second page contains nothing but the image (see Figure 3-5).

Info 30 CHAPTER 2: Reviewing Notifications for Android Figure 2-6. 0, users can change the interruption filter with the tabs that are located below the volume slider when the volume is changed from the launcher screen Notification Category A notification’s category, which describes what type of information the notification contains, helps Android sort notifications and allows the interruption filter to filter notifications by type. You should always set a notification’s category as a good practice.

When a notification is expanded, it displays the summary text instead of the content text Implementation This section implements a BigPictureStyle notification. Note When you start the example app, you will see several buttons that trigger different kinds of notifications. Tap on the ninth button (which is labeled (which is labeled BigPictureStyle Notification) to trigger the notification. Place the code from steps 1–3 where you want to issue the notification. The sample project calls this code in the onBigPictureStyleButtonClick method.

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