#​380 — November 19, 2021

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The Mobile Dev Weekly Team

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Chris Brandrick recommends

Google is Enabling Alternative Billing Systems for Users in South Korea — The South Korean government recently passed a law regarding app stores and billing. As such, Google Play are to permit alternative billing systems for users in the country. This is an update on what to expect. I’d bet hard on seeing similar systems come into force in numerous other locales over the next few years.

Wilson White (Google)

Chris Brandrick recommends

Apple Quietly Buying Ads Via Google For High-Value Subscription Apps To Capture App Publisher Revenue? — Here’s a curious form of potential ad arbitrage that’s reportedly been going on for at least two years.

John Koetsier

Video Streaming API That's Made for Mobile — Integrating seamlessly into your mobile app's UI, Mux Video is an API-first platform that makes it easy to build beautiful video that streams on any device.

Mux sponsor

Holly Schinsky recommends

Announcing General Availability for the Google Mobile Ads SDK for Flutter

Zoey Fan

Chris Brandrick recommends

Partitioning Chrome's Code for Faster Launch Times on Android — With the improvements outlined here, Chrome on Android now uses 5-7% less memory, and starts and loads pages even faster than before.

Clark Duvall (Google)

Peter Cooper recommends

"AMP Has Irreparably Damaged Publishers’ Trust in Google-Led Initiatives"

Sarah Gooding opinion

Holly Schinsky recommends

React Native: Two Important Lessons I Learned The Hard Way — How to notice and prevent things from going in the wrong direction when building a React Native cross-platform app.

Adnan Sahinovic

Peter Cooper recommends

scrcpy: Display and Control Android Devices over USB — It doesn’t require any root access and you can use Linux, Windows or macOS as the client. Potentially helpful for testing, screencasting, etc.


Chris Brandrick recommends

IconKitchen: Mobile App Icon Generator — An interactive UI to customize your app icon with clipart, text, custom image, plus various settings for icon type, color, gradient, padding, etc., before downloading a ZIP file.

Roman Nurik

Holly Schinsky recommends

Importance of UI/UX Design in Mobile Applications — Pointers on how to effectively use user interface/experience design to attract more people to your app.

Anjana Samindra Perera