Posted by Jeremy Walker, Engineer
With a purpose to provide help to develop top quality Wear OS apps, we now have been busy updating the Android Jetpack Wear OS libraries and just lately delivered the primary 5 secure Jetpack Wear OS libraries:
How these evaluate to the Wearable Help library
The Android Jetpack Wear OS libraries include all of the acquainted performance you’ve grown used to within the previous Wearable Help library, higher help for Wear OS 3.0, and the options listed above (a lot of that are written 100% in Kotlin).
As all the time with Android Jetpack, the brand new Wear OS libraries provide help to observe finest practices, cut back boilerplate, and create performant, glanceable experiences to your customers.
The core secure libraries can be found now. The Watch Face and Problems libraries are in alpha and shall be launched as secure later this yr. As soon as that launches, the Wearable Help Library will formally be deprecated.
We strongly advocate you migrate the libraries inside your Wear OS apps from the Wearable Help library to their AndroidX equivalents as we make them out there in secure.