#330 — November 6, 2020

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📱 Mobile Dev Weekly

Chris Brandrick recommends

Google Play Store Tests Feature to Compare Similar Apps — Initially spotted over at Android Police, it seems Google is running an experiment on the Play Store, offering users the ability to compare similar apps to one another.

Damien Wilde

Peter Cooper recommends

Uno Platform: 'Pixel Perfect' Apps with C# Across Platforms — A C# and WinUI-based UI platform for developers who want to target almost everything: Windows, WebAssembly, iOS, macOS, Android and Linux. This project inspired a very busy discussion on Hacker News.

Uno Platform

Ship Your Updates 2x Faster — Get build times under 10 minutes, deploy more often, and stay ahead of the competition.

Semaphore sponsor

Chris Brandrick recommends

Apple Adds New AR-Enhanced ‘People Detection’ Accessibility Feature To iOS — The new accessibility feature, added in the iOS 14.2 beta, uses augmented reality and machine learning to detect where humans and objects are in space.

Steven Aquino

Peter Cooper recommends

Keeping 170 Libraries Up to Date On A Large Scale App — How the team behind one Android app keeps all their libraries used up to date, and a look at the different actions taken to avoid defect leaks into production.

Lucas Nelaupe

Chris Brandrick recommends

Announcing the Release of Stream's React Native v2.0 SDK — This updated SDK (which is available now) is completely rewritten in TypeScript, and also provides improvements to performance, better context, and prop support across features.

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Brian Rinaldi recommends

App Store & Google Play: Submission Checklist — David shares his checklist of the basics for submitting your app to both the App Store and Google Play.

David Dal Busco

Chris Brandrick recommends

Introducing Swift Service Discovery — A new open source project for the Swift Server ecosystem, this Swift package is designed to establish a standard API that can be implemented by various service discovery backends such as DNS-based, key-value store, etc.

Yim Lee (Apple)

Peter Cooper recommends

MuditaOS: E-Ink Mobile OS — This ‘minimalistic, beautifully designed operating system’ has just gone open source.


Build Code and Ship In App Messaging in a Few Hours — Stream makes it easy with SDKs and Chat React UI Components. Stream powers Feeds and Chat for over one billion end-users.

Stream sponsor

Peter Cooper recommends

Atlantis: An iOS Framework for Intercepting HTTP/HTTPS Traffic — If you need to debug your app by intercepting HTTP traffic going in or out and are tired of using proxies or messing with certificates, this presents an easy alternative.


Chris Brandrick recommends

Android Studio 4.2 Canary 15 Is Now Available


Chris Brandrick recommends

Facebook App's Dark Mode Rollout on iOS Finally Gathers Pace

Tim Hardwick

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