#246 — March 8, 2019

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Mobile Developer Weekly
Cross-platform mobile news, views, and developments

Peter Cooper recommends

How to Avoid Delivering a Crash-Prone Android App — Learn some of the common reasons Android apps crash and key takeaways on how to avoid them.

James Smith (Bugsnag)

Holly Schinsky recommends

Ionic Release: 4.1 Hydrogen Out Now — Ionic 4.1 Hydrogen has been released with an update to placeholder ‘skeleton’ text, indeterminate checkboxes and more.

Brandy Carney (Ionic)

Try an Alternative to Crashlytics 🤳 — Get reliable crash reporting for your mobile apps. Quickly search, segment, and prioritize the errors that affect your users. Bugsnag provides best in class support for all mobile platforms: Android, iOS, React Native, and Unity. Try it free.

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Chris Brandrick recommends

Xamarin.Forms 3.6: Visual Has Materialized — 3.6 brings enhancements and bug fixes, plus the Visual feature has now moved from experimental to stable status. With Visual, you can implement a Material look-and-feel on supported controls in your apps.

Paul DiPietro (Xamarin)

Chris Brandrick recommends

Google Gives Android Developers New Tools to Make Money From Users Who Won’t Pay — A new monetization option for apps called “Rewarded Products” — This will allow non-paying app users to contribute to an app’s revenue stream by sacrificing their time, but not their money.

Sarah Perez

Brian Rinaldi recommends

Simplifying Responsive Layouts with React Hooks — How to use hooks to build a simple responsive layout, using the Context API for up-to-date window dimensions without relying on lifecycles to attach and clean up event listeners.

Pedro De Ona

Chris Brandrick recommends

▶  The Share Target API in Action — Here's a quick demo showing the Share Target API in action — allowing interaction between a native app to a web app.

Google Chrome Developers

Brian Rinaldi recommends

Background Images for Ionic 4 — Simple tip for adding background images per page or globally in an Ionic 4 mobile app.

Chris Griffith

🎥 AMA with the Creators of Video.js, Zencoder and Demuxed — Ask us anything around video, building video apps, how video works, or how to build a product people love.

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Holly Schinsky recommends

A Simplified Introduction to Dart and Flutter

Sameeha Rahman

Brian Rinaldi recommends

Building NativeScript Apps with Google's Bazel — Bazel is an open-source build and test tool similar to Make, Maven, and Gradle.

Rosen Vladimirov

Chris Brandrick recommends

react-native-responsive-screen — A small library that provides two simple methods so that React Native devs can code their UI elements fully responsive. No media queries needed.

Tasos Maroudas

Chris Brandrick recommends

camerakit-ios: A Library for the iOS Camera API