Creating wearable apps for Wear OS devices
You can use the
BlackBerry Dynamics Wearable Frameworkthat is packaged with the SDK to create secure wearable solutions for Wear OS devices. You can leverage the following features and functionality for your custom wearable apps:
- User authentication
- Secure data storage
- Secure data exchange withBlackBerry Dynamicsapps on handheld devices
- Secure command exchange withBlackBerry Dynamicsapps on handheld devices (for example, to display an alert on the wearable device)
A wearable app is a component of a
BlackBerry Dynamicsapp that is installed on a handheld device. Once the handheld app is installed, the wearable app can be installed on a paired Wear OS device. The wearable app can only activate and authenticate the user through the handheld
For more information about the
BlackBerry Dynamics Wearable Framework, including platform requirements and programming and activation details, see the BlackBerry Dynamics Wearable Framework appendix in the API reference.
Your organization's administrator can access settings in the
BlackBerry UEMor standalone
Good Controlmanagement console to permit or disallow the activation of wearable apps, to configure a timeout that locks a wearable app after it is disconnected from a handheld device for a certain amount of time, and to configure authentication options.
BlackBerry Dynamics SDKincludes a wearable framework secure store sample app that you can use as a starting point. The sample app also demonstrates the necessary build configuration.
For more information about developing with the
BlackBerry Dynamics Wearable Framework, you can watch any of the following video tutorials: