#323 — September 18, 2020

Read on the Web

📱 Mobile Dev Weekly

Chris Brandrick recommends

iOS 14 Now Available — Here's a top-level overview of all the key features in Apple’s updated iPhone OS.

Apple Newsroom

Brian Rinaldi recommends

Safari on iOS 14 & iPadOS 14 for PWA and Web Devs — A very detailed breakdown of all the new features, changes and bugs you need to know for web apps and PWAs on iOS 14.

Maximiliano Firtman

Chris Brandrick recommends

Apple Burns Developer Goodwill with Surprise Release of iOS 14 — Apple announced Tuesday that the launch of iOS 14 was imminent — no lie, as the latest version of their mobile OS arrived on Wednesday, giving developers less than 24 hours to prepare. To say some devs aren’t happy with this sudden release would be an understatement.

Sarah Perez

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

NativeScript 7 Moves From ES5 to ES2017+ — A look at the impact of moving to ES2017 and V8 on iOS.

Sergio De Simone

Holly Schinsky recommends

Supporting iOS 14 and Xcode 12 with Flutter — How to quickly add support for iOS 14 to your Flutter apps.

Chris Sells

Peter Cooper recommends

PWA Inside: A Directory for PWA Apps, Articles, and Tools — The tools section is limited for now, but this might be a good place to check out what kind of stuff has been built as a Progressive Web App, filterable by category.


5 Free Online Learning Resources for Designers and Developers — Pick up a new skill with these five free online learning resources, hand-picked for designers and developers.

Shopify Partners sponsor

Peter Cooper recommends

In-App Purchase Rules — Overcast developer Marco Arment provides an overview of the recent, seemingly convoluted, tweaks to in-app purchase rules on Apple’s platform.

Marco Arment

Brian Rinaldi recommends

Mobile App Stores and Crypto — Discussion of how the Apple/Google duopoly on mobile is holding back innovation by looking at its impact on crypto.

Fred Wilson

Chris Brandrick recommends

Mobile Devices Are Too Expensive for Billions of People — and It’s Keeping Them Offline — Mobile devices, once seen as consumer luxuries, are today the essential first step to getting online. But for billions of people around the world, they remain too expensive.

Alliance for Affordable Internet

Brian Rinaldi recommends

How to CSS in Ionic React with Styled Components — Styled Components is a library that aims to ease some of the difficulty developers face when styling React components.

Ely Lucas

Holly Schinsky recommends

How to Handle Screen Orientation in Your Flutter Apps

Shaiq khan

Holly Schinsky recommends

Building a Chat App in Flutter with Firebase

Sophia Martin