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This Week In Mobile (Oct 23)

Our weekly roundup of news and projects for app developers.

· Mobile Zone

Apple have sent out the call for developers to submit their apps for the imminent release of tvOS. If you've been working on anything for the new platform, good luck. It's going to be epic! 

iOS 

Ever get jealous of all the cool stuff  game developers get to use with GameplayKit? Felt that it was overkill for your own app? Maybe not; check out GameplayKit: Beyond Games

For something a little different check out this article about Activity Recognition by Dilpreet Singh.

Confused about Map and FlatMap? Have them demystified for you today.

I love Bootstrap for the web; coherent UI created quickly. Here's a version for Swift.

Some projects that you can't ignore: 

Oh, and want to check something really weird? How about running Swift on Android! Whaaaaat? 

Android 

Struggling with your Android Wear development? Check out How to create a stunning Android Wear watch face like American Sunsets (with source on GitHub).

See how to Design Android Apps for Vision Impaired Users, a demographic that is often ignored by app developers. 

And check out these 10 Impressive Users of Motion and Animation in Material Design. Some inspiration to supercharge your apps.

Some projects to check out this weekend: 

  • iosched: The Google I/O 2015 Android App.

  • AndroidWiFiADB: a plugin for AndroidStudio that will allow you to ditch your USB cable for debugging 

  • GithubTrends: a viewer for GitHub trending repositories with Material Design

Design & Business  

Are you trigger happy with push notifications? Oh oh.. See How Not To Use Push Notification to Drive User Retention.

Check Marco Armet's observations on Pragmatic App Pricing.

Do you agree that We Don't Need More Designers Who Can Code

Topics:
ios ,android ,swift ,java

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