Posted by Jeremy Walker, Engineer
As a way to make it easier to develop top quality Put on OS apps, we’ve been busy updating the Android Jetpack Put on OS libraries and not too long ago delivered the primary 5 steady Jetpack Put on OS libraries:
How these evaluate to the Wearable Assist library
The Android Jetpack Put on OS libraries include all of the acquainted performance you’ve grown used to within the previous Wearable Assist library, higher help for Put on OS 3.0, and the options listed above (lots of that are written 100% in Kotlin).
As at all times with Android Jetpack, the brand new Put on OS libraries make it easier to comply with finest practices, scale back boilerplate, and create performant, glanceable experiences to your customers.
The core steady libraries can be found now. The Watch Face and Problems libraries are in alpha and will probably be launched as steady later this 12 months. As soon as that launches, the Wearable Assist Library will formally be deprecated.
We strongly suggest you migrate the libraries inside your Put on OS apps from the Wearable Assist library to their AndroidX equivalents as we make them accessible in steady.