This Week In Mobile

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This Week In Mobile

Every week at DZone, James puts together some interesting links and stories from the mobile development world

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Let's dive right into some of the links that I've found this week.


Let's start off with some conference videos. Everyone enjoys those right? 

  • AltConf2015
    Whether you made it or not, you're going to want to check out some of the videos from the event. There is so much great content in here that it feels wrong to single any one out, but I'm going to do it anyway. Sally Shepard's talk on "Building Habits: Keeping Users Engaged" is one that stood out for me as a growth hacker and mobile developer.


  • Material Design is design science
    Daniel Hollick puts forward some interesting points on why Android's Material Design is a first attempt to provide a design framework for Human/Device interaction 

  • Why you Need Design 
    An excerpt from Mike Monteiro's book "You're My Favourite Client", which aims to help people understand design. If you're an app developer who's always belittled design tasks, this could be worth reading. 


  • iOS9 Day-by-Day Tutorials 
    I love the day-by-day tutorial series that Shinobi Controls push out, and they've just started the iOS9 specific tutorials. With tutorials available on Search APIs and UI Testing already, this is the place to go to get in on the iOS9 action. The projects are also available on GitHub.

  • DOFavoriteButton 
    It's the smallest of interactions that can bring delight to app users. This project, written in Swift gives you really nice animated buttons for favorite actions.

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  • ios-charts
    This is a port of the MPAndroidChart project, that allows you to create great looking charts in your app. If you're writing anything that needs to display data-sets, you should consider one of these projects.


  • Google Eddystone 
    Google released details of Eddystone, an open beacon format earlier this week. It's all part of their effort to make the Internet of Things easier to build, and realize. Beacons are a tricky subject, so anything that helps make the technology reliable is welcome. The specification is up on GitHub.
  • Motorola Announcement on July 28th
    It looks like we're going to see a new version of the Moto X at the end of this month! 

  • 100 Days of Google Dev 
    If you haven't seen it yet, Google's developer channel is covering 100 days of different technologies, across the web, mobile and Android Wear. It's already half-way through, so it's the perfect time to start making it part of your daily routine.

  • Android Best Practices 
    You already know how to build great Android applications right? Well, just in case you're starting to doubt yourself, check out this list of best practices for Android. There's a list available for iOS too! 

Have you found any interesting links or projects related to development? Please share them here! 

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