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This Week in Mobile: App Inspiration for the Holidays

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This Week in Mobile: App Inspiration for the Holidays

We've got a great list of apps that you could work on over your break this year, as well as some great insights into Instant Apps, and much more

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If you’re looking for something to pass the coding time over the holidays, here’s A list of fun apps to build. After all the secret to being a great developer is to build different things  

Android 

Yet Another Awesome Kotlin Feature: Parcelize talks about how you can use the Parcelize as a means to passing data between activities. 

Until I read Some Useful Insights to Instant Apps, I didn’t realize how much work needs to go into taking advantage of the feature, from making sure the app is small enough, to the likely refactoring that needs to be invested. 

This series on securing data on Android is essential reading. The latest part covers Encrypting Large Data.

The Complete Android Splash Screen Guide goes through the four different ways you can go about implementing splash screens in your app. 

Some projects to check out: 

  • Log4a: Log4a is an mmap based, high-performance, highly available Android log collection library.
  • aurora-imui: General IM UI components. Android/iOS/ReactNative ready.
  • VirtualApp: An open platform for Android that allows you to create a Virtual Space; you can install and run apk inside.

iOS 

You’ve heard that singletons are an anti-pattern, but do you know why? Read Singletons, Service Locators and Tests in iOS and you’ll know more. 

Save yourself from reinventing the wheel, and focus on your domain expertise with Atlas: A Unified Approach to Mobile Development Cycle: Networking Layer.

The iOS developer community is lucky to have some great resources, among these are 15 Great iOS Newsletters You Should Know About.

This easy to follow tutorial explains How to Build a Resizing Image in Navigation Bar With Large Title. You’ll be amazed by your results. 

Some projects to check out: 

  • CaptuocrToy: A tool to capture screenshot and recognize text by online ocr APIs.
  • TimelineCards: Presenting timelines as cards, single or bundled in a scrollable feed!
  • Findme: An ARKit app that can help your friends find you.

General 

Get ahead of the curve by reading this report on The State of UX in 2018

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swift ,android ,java ,ios ,kotlin ,mobile ,mobile app development

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