#289 — January 17, 2020

Read on the Web

Mobile Developer Weekly

Brian Rinaldi recommends

Progressive Web Apps in 2020 — A look at what’s happened in the PWA ecosystem in the past year and what changes to expect in 2020.

Maximiliano Firtman

Chris Brandrick recommends

The Decade of Swift — John looks back at “an incredibly exciting decade” to be a developer for Apple’s platforms.

John Sundell

Brian Rinaldi recommends

Awesome Mobile Security — An “awesome list” of Android and iOS security related stuff.


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Holly Schinsky recommends

Why Businesses Should Start Focusing on Google’s Flutter and Fuchsia — Highlights some compelling reasons to consider looking into Flutter and Fuschia for mobile app needs.

A Smith

Peter Cooper recommends

Building LightOS with React Native — The Light Phone 2 is a minimalist cellphone that was named one of Time Magazine’s best inventions of 2019 and.. did you know its OS was built with React Native? Here’s the story, why React Native was chosen, and how it was built.

Hugh Francis

Chris Brandrick recommends

Introducing android-browser-helper — A new library to build Trusted Web Activities (a way to integrate web-app content such as PWAs with your Android app).

Google Developers

Chris Brandrick recommends

New V8-Based NativeScript iOS Runtime Now in Beta — The goal is to use the V8 engine instead of JavaScriptCore.

Emil Tabakov

Peter Cooper recommends

MDatePickerView: A Quick and Easy Date Picker — This UI component is very mobile-friendly with large elements/touch-targets.


Deploy Scalable iOS/Swift, Android, React Chat in Days — Stream makes it easy with SDKs & Chat React UI Components. Stream powers feeds and chat for over 500 million end-users.

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Chris Brandrick recommends

▶  Inside WeTransfer's App Testing Process with Antoine van der Lee

Darko Fabijan podcast

Chris Brandrick recommends

Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy — Not really dev related, but this NYT investigation into the smartphone tracking industry offers a detailed account of our current mobile reality.

Stuart A. Thompson & Charlie Warzel

Holly Schinsky recommends

Make Your Flutter App and Local Back-End Server Talk to Each Other

Jackson Zhou

Holly Schinsky recommends

Figma: 5 Ways to Add Animation to Your Designs

Adir SL