#295 — February 28, 2020

Read on the Web

Mobile Developer Weekly

Brian Rinaldi recommends

Android 11 Now Available in Developer Preview — Android 11 will support a number of new APIs for media management, connectivity, data sharing, machine learning, and more.

Sergio De Simone

Peter Cooper recommends

What Does a 'Foldable' Web Actually Mean? — Foldable devices have brought with them talk of a ‘foldable web,’ and the idea that long-standing web conventions may be on the verge of a serious shakeup. Is it all hype, or is it time to get flexible?

Smashing Magazine

Brian Rinaldi recommends

UTM: Virtual Machines for iOS — A full featured virtual machine host for iOS. It allows you to run Windows, Android and more on your iPhone or iPad. However, it must be side-loaded due to running interpreted or generated code.


Faster CI/CD for All Your Software Projects Using Buildkite — See how Shopify scaled from 300 to 1500 engineers while keeping their build times under 5 minutes.

Buildkite sponsor

Peter Cooper recommends

▶  UX Tips to Avoid Losing Users' Attention — A look at a variety of design principles for drawing attention, complete with examples (covering both the web and apps), in a 40 minute talk.

Chris Atherton

Brian Rinaldi recommends

Large Screen Phones: A Challenge for UX Design — An overview at some of the UX design challenges that larger phones can present in app design.

Maria Grilo

Holly Schinsky recommends

React Native Firebase Chat with Expo — Part one in a series on how to build a simple chat app with React Native using Expo + Firebase. Part two is here.

David Flatley

Peter Cooper recommends

SwiftUI Defaults 'Considered Harmful' — A few notes on SwiftUI and why UI frameworks should not try to be “smart”.

Nikita Prokopov

Brian Rinaldi recommends

Handling Service Worker Updates: How to Keep The App Updated and Stay Sane — Service workers are a key ingredient in PWAs and this looks at strategies for handling service worker updates.

Adam Bar

Chris Brandrick recommends

New Chip Brings Ultra-Low Power Wi-Fi Connectivity to IoT Devices

Liezel Labios

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

Chris Brandrick recommends

Ionicons: A Premium Icon Pack for Ionic Framework — Official icon set from the Ionic Framework team that’s just had a major update. 1200+ icons for desktop and mobile available in 3 weight variants.


Holly Schinsky recommends

Create & Send Push Notifications From Firebase Cloud Messaging to An Ionic App

Digamber Rawat

Peter Cooper recommends

Building A State-Driven App in SwiftUI using State Machines

Peter Ringset

Chris Brandrick recommends

How to Change Screen Orientation in Flutter

Ishan Fernando

Chris Brandrick recommends

StorePreviewer: See What Your App Will Look Like On The App Store

Dominik Sobe

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