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The Best of the Week (Feb. 28): Mobile Zone

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Mobile Zone (Feb. 28 to Mar. 6). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. How to Make Android Development Less Frustrating

Sometimes, Android development is terrible. This recent blog post discusses some of the more common and recognizable pain points in Android development, and how to get around them.

2. Removing Obsolete "Cordova-based (pre 2.0)" Template from Xcode

If you are a long-time PhoneGap developer like the author, you may have missed a release note somewhere like he did. When PhoneGap released version 2.0, they dropped support for Xcode templates. While that sounds like a bad thing, it wasn't.

3. Stupid Mistakes Devs Make, Part I: Taking App Messages at Face Value

This is a new series about programming blunders the author makes. Stuff that keeps him looking for solutions in all the wrong places while the answer most often is glaringly simple. If only he knew that right away!

4. How to Make Promo Videos for Your Android App

The author found an article that explains how to make videos of your Android app in action. You can use these videos for promoting your app. It is very easy to do. All you have to do is use the ADB (Android Debug Bridge) tool in Eclipse. Connect your device and then start the ADB shell with something like this.

5. TestFlight, R.I.P.

So no doubt pretty much everyone reading this uses TestFlight for distributing their betas, yes? Well, looks like you might have to rethink that plan.

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