#293 — February 14, 2020

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Mobile Developer Weekly

Peter Cooper recommends

Ionic 5 Released: A Popular Webapp + Native Framework — Ionic’s goal is to get you an app you can put on an app store and the Web with a single shared code base, yet with adaptive styling to look native in each case. It was originally focused on Angular but now has an official React integration.

Brandy Carney

Chris Brandrick recommends

NativeScript 6.4 Has Just Landed — Includes custom webpack configurations, metadata filtering, 3D view transformations, a new CSS parser, a V8 update and more.

Emil Tabakov

Slow iOS Builds Weighing You Down? — Semaphore is now the fastest way to test and deploy iOS apps. Powerful CI/CD pipelines run 42% faster compared to Travis, and they auto-scale to every git push. Sign up free with GitHub to try it today.

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Za'e Johnson recommends

GSMA Cancels Mobile World Congress 2020 Following Exhibitor Exodus over Coronavirus


Brian Rinaldi recommends

Understanding Browser and Device Fragmentation — A closer look at the numbers behind fragmentation including mobile devices and what they mean.


Holly Schinsky recommends

An Error Handler for Flutter — A quick way to implement error handling in your Flutter apps.

Greg Perry

Peter Cooper recommends

Deep Linking in React Native — ‘Deep linking’ is the idea of being able to navigate deep into a specific screen or state within a native app (e.g. a URL that takes a user in the browser to a particular item of content in your app), and you can bring this functionality to your React Native apps too.

Natko Bišćan

Holly Schinsky recommends

React Native Meets SwiftUI — How to write a proxy that allows developers to use SwiftUI in their React Native applications.

Kureev Alexey

Holly Schinsky recommends

Make Websites Work Offline - Offline Storage — Use these tips with your progressive web apps to ensure a better user experience when offline.

Saurabh Daware

Launch Scalable iOS/Swift, Android, React Chat In Days — Stream makes it easy with SDKs and Chat React UI Components. Stream powers Feeds and Chat for over 500 million end-users.

Stream sponsor

Brian Rinaldi recommends

How to Develop Particle IoT Apps Using NativeScript — Building an app that leverages the Particle SDKs for your next IoT project.

Jared Wolff

Peter Cooper recommends

Panzoom: A Mobile-Friendly Panning and Zooming Library — Here’s a live demo.

Andrei Kashcha

Peter Cooper recommends

Proton Native V2: Build Desktop Apps Using React Native Syntax — This library has received significant upgrades recently. You can view a changelog here. Think React Native, but for desktop apps.

Gustav Hansen

Chris Brandrick recommends

Why Google Did Android — Tim Bray (now at Amazon) shares a brief anecdote, outlining the time he was chatting to Google’s Vic Gundotra on the companies motives for ‘doing Android’.

Tim Bray

🗓 Upcoming Events

MobOS, February 20-21 — Cluj-Napoca, Romania — The seventh edition of this mobile operating systems conference.

Mobile World Congress, February 24-27 — Barcelona, Spain — This event has now been cancelled.

App Dev Con, March 10-13 — Amsterdam, NL — Four day event with both training and conference.