#349 — April 2, 2021

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📱 Mobile Dev Weekly

Chris Brandrick recommends

Apple Now Rejecting App Updates That Defy iOS 14.5 App Tracking Transparency Rules — According to a report from Forbes, Apple has begun rejecting app updates that do not comply with the App Tracking Transparency rules that the company is enforcing starting with iOS 14.5.

Juli Clover

Peter Cooper recommends

'Google Collects 20 Times More Telemetry from Android Devices than Apple From iOS' — A finding based on research by a professor at Trinity College. A Google source disputes the research’s methodology, however.

Catalin Cimpanu

Brian Rinaldi recommends

Android App Store Alternatives: The Developer View — A look at over a half dozen alternative Android app stores, and what to expect when dealing with them.

Pavel Borzenkov

Chris Brandrick recommends

How to Become an iOS Developer in 2021 — Walks through the skills, resources, and networking you need to get started with iOS development.

Paul Hudson

Brian Rinaldi recommends

Installing A PWA Is About to Feel More Native On Android — PWAs will feel more like traditional apps on Android with a new installation dialog that provides users with a richer experience.

Brandon Russell

⚡️ Quick Bits

Apple WWDC 2021 Announced As Online-Only Event
Jon Porter

Google to Limit Android Apps From Seeing What's Installed
Abner Li

Microsoft’s Cortana Meets An Untimely End On iOS and Android
Samuel Axon

Peter Cooper recommends

The React Native Guide I Wish I Had — This guide runs through building a simple React Native app using Typescript and Redux. Part one focuses on setting up the environment, whereas part two looks at integrating Redux and adding stateful components.

Benjamin Gowers

Holly Schinsky recommends

How I Designed An Online Thrifting App During The Pandemic — A UX case study on the process from planning to prototyping a thrift store app.

Nisha Pillai

Brian Rinaldi recommends

Learn CSS Flexbox by Building Five Responsive Layouts — Here’s a practical guide to help you learn Flexbox.

Joy Shaheb

Peter Cooper recommends

Introducing Epoxy for iOS — A new library from Airbnb for declaratively building iOS apps.

Eric Horacek