Demo watch app with only complications and notifications without server

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by patent10021, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. patent10021, Mar 18, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2016

    patent10021 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    I want to distribute a demo app via Testflight / AdHoc to so users can view complications and notifications on the watch.

    There won't be a watch 'app' only complications and notifications.

    Notifications don't have to be real. They can be statically programmed just for the demo.

    Problem is how would you do this without Firebase / Node server etc? I was thinking I could fire notifications via NSTimer every 10 seconds.

    If not possible what would be the easiest method via Firebase?

    Complications don't need a timer as they are just info on watch face.

    Notifications need permission so you program authorization as normal but the notification is not coming from a server it's coming from NSTimer so I'm not sure if this can be done.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 18, 2016 ---
    I found this. Seems interesting. Have you used it? It uses a OSX app to send the notifications. Problem is I'm in a different time zone and would like the notifications just to fire off by themselves via NSTimer every 30 seconds or so.

    Other problem is my testing isn't for local notifications meaning on my machine. I need random notifications sent to the testers' devices.
  2. CobraPA macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2011
    Lansdale, PA, USA
    I don't believe you are allowed to submit a watch app without the app, it is required, like the iPhone app, even if all you want is complications or notifications.
  3. Mascots macrumors 68000


    Sep 5, 2009

    There are no dynamic notifications or complications without a corresponding app, so that's the first problem.
  4. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    That's right but you can have a watch app without a watch app. Meaning it just has static notifications.

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