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Wear OS: Creating An App For Your Android Smartwatch
August 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Smartwatches are multi-functional devices that can be worn on the wrist. They can read your heartbeat, notify you of messages from your phone, and can even tell the time! Google’s “Wear OS” is a branch of the Android mobile operating system, and it encourages open app development.
This workshop is meant to introduce programming for a Wear OS watch. This will introduce some of the functions and sensors of a smartwatch, through the programming of a simple app that reads your heartbeat. Participants will learn how to access and display this sensor information, and how to save the data locally on the watch, using Java and Android Studio, with a step-by-step example. Participants who want to program during the workshop are recommended to install “Android Studio” in advance and to use their own laptops to use during the presentation.
Please register at least 24 hours in advance. Event may be canceled if pre-registration is low.