Deployment and Testing

How to test your Wear app on an Android device (or emulator) and prepare it for deployment.

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last updated: 2017-12

This section explains how to test your Android Wear app on an Android Wear device (or on an Android emulator configured for Wear). It also includes debugging tips and information for how to set up a Bluetooth connection between your development computer and an Android device. When your app is ready, the last topic explains how to prepare your app for deployment.

Debug Android Wear on an Emulator

How to debug a Xamarin.Android Wear application on the Android SDK emulator.

Debug on a Wear Device

How to configure an Android device so that Xamarin.Android Wear applications can be deployed to it directly from either Visual Studio or Visual Studio for Mac.

Packaging Wear Apps

How to package Xamarin.Android Wear apps for distribution on Google Play.

Xamarin Workbook

If it's not already installed, install the Xamarin Workbooks app first. The workbook file should download automatically, but if it doesn't, just click to start the workbook download manually.