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The Best of the Week (Oct. 18): 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 (Oct. 18 to Oct. 24). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. Android Fragmentation: Do We Really Need to Support Older Devices?  

A recent post from Danny Roa's blog asks the question that many Android developers ask in their darkest hours: Do we really have to support older devices? Obviously apps can't please all people all the time, and a line has to be drawn somewhere. But where do you draw the line? Should we support older devices?

2. In Depth: Android Package Manager and Package Installer

We are installing and uninstalling APKs every day, sometimes many in a day, but have you thought about how it works internally? In this article, the author provide some insight about Android's package manager and package installer.

3. Programming for iOS 7: Tutorials, Resources, Guides and More

One thing about being off wandering while everybody else is getting up to speed on a new iOS is that they've got all their writeups ready for you to read when you get back! And my, there are a lot this time around. In this article, you'll find a huge variety of resources covering just about every aspect of iOS 7.

4. New Features in Xcode 5: The Full Collection

No doubt by now you've been working with Xcode 5 for a while and noticed that there's a good number of new features in it, but you probably haven't had time to read up on them as thoroughly as you'd like, right? Well, here's everything you need to know all in one place!

5. Contextual Action Bar (CAB) in Android  

In earlier versions of Android, we were used to seeing almost every app with context menus ready to show options whenever users performed a long press on any element. Since Android 3.0, though, the purpose of long press gestures has changed. This article integrates long press gestures with a contextual action bar.

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