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This Week in Mobile – StarWars.iOS, LeetCode Swift, and Plum-O-Meter

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This Week in Mobile – StarWars.iOS, LeetCode Swift, and Plum-O-Meter

This week we highlight some Android performance tips, show you where you can go get some custom controls for your iOS app, along with the usual mix of weird and wonderful projects. Let's do this.

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This week we highlight some Android performance tips, show you where you can go get some custom controls for your iOS app, along with the usual mix of weird and wonderful projects. Let's do this. 

iOS 

Make your app stand apart from the rest with this impressive list of resources that you can use to find some custom iOS controls.

Everyone loves fastlane right? The automation toolset that makes life so much easier? Well that's now part of Fabric. And there's beta support for Android too!

Natasha The Robot shows How to Simulate a Bad Network Connection on Your iOS Device and Simulator.

Here  are the Swift projects that caught my attention on GitHub this week: 

  • StarWars.iOS: implementation of a transition that crumbles a view-controller into tiny pieces.

  • Instructions: create walkthroughs and coach mark tours in a simple way

  • ViewMonitor: measure view positions with accuracy

  • LeetCode-Solutions-in-Swift: Get prepared for you next iOS job interview by studying these solutions in Swift 2.1

  • Plum-O-Meter: 3D Touch application for weighing plums and other small fruit (as featured on DZone!) 

Android 

Recorded at Droidcon NYC 2015, 10 Ways to Improve Your Android App's Performance could be the most important video you watch this week.

Ever wondered what the Broadcast Tile is for on Android M?

There are a lot of articles out there on basic MVP project architectures for Android. It's worth reading this one if you have five minutes to spare.

Ever had the urge to design apps from your Android phone? Learn how here.

Some Android highlights on GitHub this week include: 

  • android-job: A library to handle jobs in the background.

  • FlowingDrawer: Swipe right to display a drawer with flowing and bouncing effects.

  • AndroidVideoPlayer: a video player in the NetEaseNews style.

  • ViewInspector: View Inspection Toolbar for Android development

  • login-basics: some login examples using Facebook, Google Plus and custom login options.

Design 

Exploring the Product Design of the Stripe Dashboard for iPhone takes a look behind the scenes of the popular payment app's dashboard.

An article with some golden nuggets of advice on How to Start Your Career as a Highly Skilled iOS Developer (any app developer should read this though!)  

See how one developer got their app featured on Product Hunt, TechCrunch and Business Insider.

Analysts agree that a mix of emulators/simulators and real devices are necessary to optimize your mobile app testing - learn more in this white paper, brought to you in partnership with Sauce Labs.

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ios ,android ,design

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