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5.1 Conclusion

Hey everyone, this is Paul with Tuts+ and you've been watching the Developing for Android Wear course. In this course, you've learned how to set up your environment so that you can start developing applications that support Android Wear and mobile applications that have an extension for Android Wear. You've learned about various UI types that are available in the wearable support library, such as the Wearable List View, the Delayed Confirmation View, the Grid View Pager Activity, which allows you to create applications that look like they belong on the notification stream, and how to create different kinds of notifications that appear in that notification stream on the main portion of the wearable device. Such as multi page notifications, stack notifications, notifications with an action button, and notifications that have a voice reply component. You've also learned how to create a basic watch face that supports both active mode and ambient mode so that it'll update either every second when the watch face is active, or every minute when it is inactive. So now that you understand the basics of wearable development, the next step is to look over the additional classes that are available from Google so that you can expand on your applications and do even more with them. This includes expanding on your watch faces so you could do things such as adding an options screen so that you have different preferences that your user can set, or adding bitmaps to the canvas to improve on the design of it. Google also provides multiple API's for communicating back and fourth between your wearable device and a mobile device. So if we go to our browser, you can actually pull up the Google documentation for sending and synching data, and this will go over how to use data items as well as messages so that you can communicate between your devices. In addition to this, there are also a wide array of hardware sensors available in wearable devices that you can use to add context to your applications. And since Android Wear is an extension of the traditional Android system, you can actually use any tutorial that you find under the Android section of the Tuts+ tutorial site to expand on what is available within your wearable app and to add even more use to it. So I hope you found this course useful for getting your feet wet with the Android Wear platform and I hope you had fun. See you next time.

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