#276 — October 4, 2019

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

Brian Rinaldi recommends

iPhone 11, iPadOS & iOS 13 for PWAs & Web Development — A deep dive into the specific changes and issues in Progressive Web App support on iOS 13 and iPadOS.

Maximiliano Firtman

Peter Cooper recommends

Avoid 100vh On Mobile Web — If you’re using viewport units in CSS to style an element to take up the full screen height (using height: 100vh), you may want to reconsider. David points out that this technique is “broken in a subtle but fundamental way on mobile”, and recommends an alternative approach using JavaScript.

David Chanin

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Peter Cooper recommends

Flutter Catching Up with React Native on Stack Overflow — The number of Stack Overflow questions about a technology is a crude measure of popularity, but it’s interesting to see how rapidly Flutter (a Google created, Dart-flavored mobile development framework) has caught up with React Native.

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Brian Rinaldi recommends

▶  The New React Native (Presentation) — Emily Janzer from the React Native team presented the React Native roadmap at React Native EU 2019.

Emily Janzer

Chris Brandrick recommends

Foursquare’s Location-Aware Pilgrim SDK Gets A Free Tier — Co-founder Dennis Crowley announced that the company is launching a free version of their Pilgrim SDK, which allows developers to push contextual notifications to their users based on their location data.

Lucas Matney (TechCrunch)

Brian Rinaldi recommends

The Ultimate Guide to Mastering NativeScript Layouts — A detailed look at how to build your UI in NativeScript.

Dave Coffin

Holly Schinsky recommends

Dark Mode in Flutter — Discusses coding for dark mode in past, recent and future OS releases when writing apps in Flutter.

Paul Mutisya

Chris Brandrick recommends

Marketing Dark Noise — Here’s an honest behind-the-scenes account of a recent iOS app launch, covering sales numbers, beta testing, promotional techniques, media coverage and more.

Charlie Chapman

Stream Announces Its Android SDK for Chat — Stream announces its chat SDK for Android supporting both Java and Kotlin. Power chat within your app with Stream Chat.

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Holly Schinsky recommends

Flutter Face Detection — How to add face detection to your Flutter apps using Firebase ML Kit + Draw with CustomPainter.

Akora Ing. DKB

Brian Rinaldi recommends

Quick Intro to Using Svelte to Create a Native Mobile App — Exploring how to build a native app using the Svelte framework with NativeScript.

Rob Lauer

Holly Schinsky recommends

Working with Barcodes and QR Codes in Flutter

Ritesh Sharma

Chris Brandrick recommends

Why You Should Be Using The Web Share API in Your PWA

Daniel Worsnup

Brian Rinaldi recommends

Build a PWA Using Only Vanilla JavaScript

Sayan Mondal

Chris Brandrick recommends

Bringing PWABuilder to VSCode

Amrutha Srinivasan

🗓 Upcoming Events

Kotlin Everywhere, October 19 — Paris, France — A conference dedicated to all uses of Kotlin.

Android Dev Summit, October 23-24 — California, USA — Plenty of sessions, hands-on experiences with product demos, and opportunities to chat with the Android Dev team and community.

Mobile Era, November 7-8 — Oslo, Norway — A multi-track conference covering iOS, Android, the mobile web, PWAs, accessibility and more.

🕰 ICYMI (Some older stuff that's worth checking out...)