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Clockwise is a watch face framework for Android Wear developed by ustwo. It extends the Android Wear Watch Face API and provides base classes and helpers for quickly and correctly developing watch faces. This includes properly handling the various modes of operation, hardware constraints, changes in date/time/time zone, access to data, and performance considerations.

Background

ustwo worked with Google to develop the first watch faces on the Android Wear platform, and in doing so, we learned a great deal and identified the benefit of extending the existing watch face API into an open source framework. The purpose of Clockwise is to help developers more easily consider the inherent nuances in developing watch faces on the Android Wear platform, including varying hardware specifications and battery life conservation. The goal is that by utilizing the Clockwise development framework in conjunction with the Watch Face design guidelines (co-created with ustwo), developers can enhance the user's experience on Android Wear.

Here are links to the ustwo's existing watch faces in the Play Store, all built on top of Clockwise:

    ustwo Watch Faces

    ustwo Smart Watch Faces

What's Coming

We are working diligently to bring the following functionality to Clockwise:

  • 3rd party/phone data integration (e.g. weather, fitness, etc.)
  • you can currently utilize the ConnectedWatchFace to help achieve this, however we plan to completely manage the communication layer and allow developers to just focus on writing data update code (e.g. a weather web service) and reacting to it in a callback in the watch face.
  • Custom watch face configuration
  • also currently possible (see our example watch face, Museum) utilizing ConnectedWatchFace, however we plan to extend and allow developers to focus on creating mobile and wearable configuration activities and leaving the persistence, syncing, etc. to Clockwise.

Community

If you would like to contribute to Clockwise, please feel free to fork the repository and submit pull requests. When submitting code, please be sure to follow the Android Code Style Guidelines. Also, please continue to utilize GitHub Issues and email us at clockwise@ustwo.com with any and all feedback. We would love to hear your thoughts on how we can improve Clockwise!

About The Team

The ustwo Android Wear team is large and spans many backgrounds and perspectives. We all worked together over the course of many months to architect, contribute and iterate on Clockwise. Here are our profiles:

Please feel free to contact our dev team at any time with questions/comments/feedback either through GitHub or by using our contact email => clockwise@ustwo.com

License

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