Demo watch app with only complications and notifications without server

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

    patent10021 macrumors 68020

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    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.

    https://github.com/acoomans/SimulatorRemoteNotifications

    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 6502

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    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 65816

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    Yep.

    There are no dynamic notifications or complications without a corresponding app, so that's the first problem.
     
  4. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68020

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

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