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The Best of the Week (Jan. 10): Mobile Zone

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The Best of the Week (Jan. 10): 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 (Jan. 10 to Jan. 16). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. A Customizable Visualization of the iOS App Store

Wondering what goes on in the iOS App Store? Obviously you're not the only one, because Sensor Tower has published a visualization of everything in the App Store, divided and color-coded by category and complete with filters to view only the categories in which you are interested.

2. Book Review: Creating Dynamic UI with Android Fragments

Leverage the power of Android fragments to develop dynamic user interfaces for your apps! The intention in this book is really clear: to describe, on a very detailed level, the pros and cons of the fragments approach in contrast with the activity based approach.

3. Developing for Android with Xamarin

With this post, the author is kicking off a blogging series for Android development with Xamarin. The huge advantage of using Xamarin is that you can use your C# knowledge to develop apps for other platforms, which makes it a little easier to get things done. However, you still have to learn the platform structure

4. Augmented Reality and Dr. Who's TARDIS: It's Bigger on the Inside

Check out this augmented reality model of Dr. Who's TARDIS built by Greg Kumparak. It should be interesting to crafters of TARDIS models and mobile developers alike. I guess it really is bigger on the inside.

5. An Android SDK for In-App Bitcoin Transactions

Android developers interested in, you know, acquiring currency of all types may be interested to learn that Coinbase - a digital wallet designed for Bitcoin transactions - recently released an Android SDK that allows developers to accept Bitcoin payments from within Android apps.

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