#294 — February 21, 2020

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Mobile Developer Weekly

Brian Rinaldi recommends

How To Design Mobile Apps For One-Hand Usage — Bigger screen real estate presents newer challenges for app makers and designers.

Maitrik Kataria

Peter Cooper recommends

The Complete SwiftUI Documentation You’ve Been Waiting For — If you want to go beyond Apple’s own docs this is a good resource. Code examples, suggested best practices, and explanations of all the Views, controls, layouts, and more.

Rob Sturgeon

Get Best in Class Crash Reporting for Your Mobile Apps 📱 — Resolve mobile app crashes with precision. 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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Peter Cooper recommends

▶  14 Talks from dotSwift 2020 — A popular Swift conference took place in France earlier this month and you can already watch some of the talks.


Holly Schinsky recommends

Extending Flutter Driver with Custom Commands — This post looks at how Flutter Driver, a library for writing end-to-end integration tests, communicates with your app and how to extend it with custom commands.

Pascal Widdershoven

Brian Rinaldi recommends

Toward Responsive Elements — Exploring the “Container Queries” problem, including some misconceptions and the current state of things.

Brian Kardell

Brian Rinaldi recommends

How To Easily Create Responsive Layouts Using CSS Grid — A look at two methods to making your grid responsive: media queries, and repeat and minmax functions.

Julian Blasco

Peter Cooper recommends

An App Can Be A Home-Cooked Meal — The story behind how one developer made a messaging app exclusively for his family members.

Robin Sloan

In-App Subscriptions Made Easy — RevenueCat is the best way to implement cross-platform in-app subscriptions and receipt validation in your app. Free to get started.

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Peter Cooper recommends

Interact with NFC Devices On Chrome for Android — Reading and writing to NFC tags is now possible on Chrome for Android.

François Beaufort

Holly Schinsky recommends

11 Top React Native Developer Tools — Some useful React Native tools worth knowing about.

Said Hayani

Peter Cooper recommends

react-native-background-fetch: Periodic Callbacks in The Background for Both iOS & Android — A very simple plugin which will awaken an app in the background about every 15 minutes, providing a short period of background running-time.

Transistor Software

Holly Schinsky recommends

React Native Starter Kits Review for 2020 — A look at some starter kits available for learning to develop apps with React Native in 2020.

Anastasia Ovchinnikova

Chris Brandrick recommends

The New Office App Now Generally Available for Android and iOS — Remember late last year when it was revealed that Microsoft was looking towards React Native for their cross-platform app needs? Well, the new Office app is now powered in part by the mobile framework.


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

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