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This Week in Mobile (Nov 27)

Our weekly roundup of the best news for app developers.

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Another week goes by with the same pace of great new articles and projects. Earlier this week I published my interview with Felix Krause, the man behind the fastlane tools. If you've ever needed encouragement that your side project can actually go somewhere, Felix's story is the perfect example. 


The development team at Houzz have put together two really good articles on developing for the AppleTV. Here's part one and part two.

Do you want to support the Apple Pencil in your app? Check out Russ Bishop's piece on UITouchType.Stylus

In Reverse Engineeering Code Completion, JP Simard talks about his process to work out the way that Xcode generates auto-complete options for Swift.

Felix Ha has a good set of notes about Apple Watch development in his latest article.

Some projects of note from the week: 

  • WWDCTV: Watch WWDC Videos on Your Apple TV
  • SFFocusViewLayout: UICollectionViewLayout with focused content
  • Perfect: Server side Swift
  • netfox: A lightweight, one line setup, iOS network debugging library
  • AutocompleteField: Add word completion to your UITextFields


RxJava gets a consistent amount of attention in the Android developer community. See why in Improve UX with RxJava

Daniel Altomare has published the third part in his series about Android Reverse Engineering 101. 

Arstechnica have news on how Android adware can install itself even when users explicitly reject it.

Some projects to take a glance through: 

  • Scissors: Android image cropping library from Lyft

  • TinyDancer: A library for displaying fps from the choreographers and percentage of time with two or more frames dropped

  • AgendaCalendarView: Project providing easy navigation between a calendar and an agenda

  • BadgedImageview: Allows you to show a badge on an ImageView


User Onboard is a fantastic resource for designers and app developers. See the latest teardown in How Waze Onboards New Users

The Dribbblisation of Design is an interesting insight into what the Dribbble community really value.


Mitchell Harper shares 19 truths about launching a startup.

ABC: Always Be Coding shows you how to land an engineering job.

Crunched for time these days? Learn How to Work 40 Hours in 16.7 and win your life back.

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