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This Week in Mobile (Dec 18)

Our weekly roundup of the best news for mobile developers everywhere, with neat tools from Fastlane, a Swift barcode/QR scanner, and new Google Play sign-in features.

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As we get towards the end of the year, there's still a lot of stuff going on. See about new additions to developer tools, and some really useful projects. 


Fastlane has yet another tool added named match which helps to sync certificates and profiles for sharing across your team.

Check out this simple tip to Reduce App Store Rejections

Ever wondered How Swift Weak References Work? Wonder no longer! 

And you'll probably be interested in this podcast interview with Craig Federighi 

Here are some projects that might grab your attention: 


You can now reduce friction for your users and have One tap sign-up and automatic sign-in without password entry using Smart Lock in the latest Google Play Services release.

Continue reading about Refactoring Plaid in the latest part (we featured part one last week).

Have you been considering developing for Google Cardboard? Here's a nice intro to find out a little more about getting started with the SDK.

Here are some new Android projects that you might find useful: 

  • Knife: a rich text editor for writing documents in Android

  • scoop: a micro framework for building view based modular Android applications from Lyft

  • JustWeEngine: an easy open source Android game engine 

  • CircularFillableLoaders: beautiful circular fillable loaders to be used for splashscreen


Learn How Product Hunt Really Works (and how to maximisze your chances of being noticed). 

Here are 5 Reasons Why You Should Build a Small Business - Not a Start Up

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