#​364 — July 16, 2021

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📱 Mobile Dev Weekly

Chris Brandrick recommends

Introducing the Android Game Development Kit — The ‘AGDK’ is a new, full range of tools and libraries to help you develop, optimize, and deliver high-quality games on Android.

Scott Carbon-Ogden (Google)

Brian Rinaldi recommends

Hobson's Browser (or 'How Apple, Facebook, and Google Broke the Mobile Browser Market by Silently Undermining User Choice') — A case that WebViews and in-app browsers and operating systems are used to deny users choice and limit competition.

Alex Russell

OpenTelemetry and Distributed Tracing for Mobile Applications — OpenTelemetry is quickly becoming the enterprise standard for instrumentation both in the distributed tracing space as well as the metrics space.

Lightstep sponsor

Brian Rinaldi recommends

Programming for Android: What Language to Use? — Java, Kotlin or Dart (for Flutter) — what are the pros and cons of using each to build an Android app?

Arooha Arif

Holly Schinsky recommends

Using Client-Side Map Data to Improve Real-Time Positioning — How Lyft improves on device location tracking with map data.

Karina Goot

Chris Brandrick recommends

The Large, Small, and Dynamic Viewports — A look at some of the changes being proposed regarding viewport units that will finally solve that irksome ‘100vh in Safari on iOS’ issue.

Bramus Van Damme

Chris Brandrick recommends

Things You Need to Know Before Switching to Jetpack Compose — Here are the main things you need to know before starting to use Jetpack Compose (Android’s modern toolkit for building native UI) in your projects.

Max Kim

⚡️ Quick Bits

How I Made Beautiful Screenshots for Google Play
Yahor Urbanovich

iOS Zero-Day Let SolarWinds Hackers Compromise Fully Updated iPhones
Dan Goodin

UK's BT to 'Wind Down' 3G in the UK by 2023
The Register

Holly Schinsky recommends

Horizontal Calendar Component in React Native — How to build a horizontal calendar component in React Native.

Saad Khan

Chris Brandrick recommends

▶  Rebuilding iOS 15 with Tailwind CSS — An exercise in recreating the new Notification Summary UI from iOS 15 using Tailwind CSS.

Tailwind Labs