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Guide to wearables embedded GUI development

Get the most out of your target system's memory and graphics capabilities

Today's perfect storm of innovations in microchips, software development, and energy efficiency has set the stage for explosive growth in smart watches, wearables, and other personal devices.

Understanding how memory and graphics work to deliver exceptional user experiences is key to winning these markets — by attracting consumers to purchase and retaining loyalty through delightful ease of use.

From framebuffers to GIFs, this e-book explains key embedded graphical user interface (GUI) concepts to get the most out of your target system’s memory and graphics capabilities.

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What you get in this e-book

Best practices to improve UX

From screen navigation to color choices, learn how design decisions impact user experience.

Comparing memory types

Understand volatility, power consumption, and access times for different RAM, Flash, and caching use cases.

Understanding & optimizing frame rate 

Learn what frames per second really means and techniques to avoid frame overruns.

Using images, fonts & animations

How different file formats and rendering techniques impact speed, memory, and power.

Use memory effectively

Perhaps the most challenging aspect of wearables GUI development, this e-book helps you understand the differences between flash and RAM, and how to choose the best framebuffer strategy to deliver exceptional UX.

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Deliver stunning graphics

The first thing users see are the visuals of your application. Learn how frame rate affects UX and how to choose and optimize the three most common visual elements for wearable devices: images, fonts, and animations.

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