BigCanoe

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Hi, can anyone point out a good, up to date course or set of videos on how to write an app for the Apple Watch? I am an experienced developer but I dont have any iOS or Swift experience. I do have a Mac with Xcode installed....and a Apple Watch!
 

cmaier

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Do you have objective-c experience?

Coding for Apple Watch isn’t too different than coding for iPhone. My suggestion would be to familiarize yourself with coding for iPhone in swift or objective c. SpriteKit is particularly useful on Apple Watch, so get up to speed on that on iPhone. Then you should have no problem transitioning to Apple Watch
 

BigCanoe

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Do you have objective-c experience?

Coding for Apple Watch isn’t too different than coding for iPhone. My suggestion would be to familiarize yourself with coding for iPhone in swift or objective c. SpriteKit is particularly useful on Apple Watch, so get up to speed on that on iPhone. Then you should have no problem transitioning to Apple Watch

Nope, c, c++, Java, c#...ok good point, thanks for the tip! Swift looks cool, I will focus on that!
 

cmaier

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Nope, c, c++, Java, c#...ok good point, thanks for the tip! Swift looks cool, I will focus on that!
And be patient. It takes a good six months before you begin to code swift in a swifty way instead of thinking like a C programmer. In a lot of ways it’s very different and it’s easy to write very inefficient and ugly (to a swift coder) code. As a hint, if you find yourself Looping over an array, you probably aren’t doing something right :)
 
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