What is Wearable App Development

Rapid advancement in technology in the mobile industry has shown some pioneer technologies like the Wearable App technology. Wearable apps give you direct access to hardware including the GPU and the sensors. These wearable apps are basically the same as apps developed for other devices like Android SDK but the difference is in the usability, functionality and design. Such apps are comparatively small in size than the hand held apps. The users instead of downloading apps directly on the wearable try to bundle the wearable app inside the handheld app allowing the system to automatically install onto the wearable app. The standard Android APIs can be accessed by the wearable apps but other apps like Android webkit, Android print, Android app backup and Android app widget are not supported. Our main motive is to provide the right solutions for our customers and ensure that they are satisfied with our Wearable App Development Solutions.
The customized applications run perfectly on wearable devices like smartwatches and glasses. Wearable app technology has helped in making everyday activities relatively easy and simple especially those relating to health and fitness. Wearable technology is being leveraged maximum by the health & fitness industry as apps relating to this are a blend of versatility and improved performance. If you want to conserve power on your wearable device it is advisable to enable ambient mode. In case the user covers the screen, or if the user is on an activity or is idle, the device will automatically transition from interactive mode to transition mode. Such wearable apps are called always-on apps.

The modes of operation for always-on apps are:


The app responds to input. Color with fluid animation should be used in this mode.


Grayscale graphics should be rendered and no input cues should be presented in this mode. Only devices running Android 5.1 or higher are supported by this display mode.

Backward Compatibility

Activities that support ambient mode automatically fall back to normal activities on Wear devices that are on Android versions prior to 5.1.

Advantages of Wearable App

Producing & Managing a Wearable App: Learn to produce an Android Studio project with modules of both a wearable app and a handheld app. Further manage it on a device or emulator.

Fabricating Custom Layouts: Learn to fabricate and display custom layouts for any notifications.

Allowing your Apps to be Visible: Learn to validate ambient mode for your apps to save on your power and still be visible.

Adding Voice Capacity: Learn to start an activity with voice actions and also how to begin the speech recognizer app for free form voice input.

Packing of Wearable Apps: Learn the technique of packaging a wearable app inside a handheld app. If the user installs the handheld app from Google Play Store it will automatically get installed in the Wearable App.

Debugging Bluetooth: Learn to debug your wearable app on Bluetooth instead of USB.

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