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This Week in Mobile (September 11)

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This Week in Mobile (September 11)

Our weekly roundup of the best mobile news for iOS and Android developers

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From reverse engineering other people's apps, to getting better visibility on Google Play and seeing how Pocket achieved insane levels of growth with a small team. All the links are here! 

iOS 

Conrad Kramer has a fantastic talk on Realm about Reverse-Engineering iOS Apps: Hacking on Lyft
It shows how you can use a few tools to understand how other apps work. Truly fascinating. 

Swift A Day is a series of daily Swift experiments from Linda Dong. If you're tired of seeing yet another table view example, and want something more edgy, check these out.

David Smith shows how much the iOS SDK has changed and grown in The Growing iOS SDK.

Some projects: 

Android 

Back when I was a pure Java developer, I idolised the Effective Java book. It's nice to see it being brought into Android development with the Fragmented Podcast, where they discuss using builders over constructors.

Having trouble getting your app noticed on Google Play? See some Do's and Don'ts for Improving Your Visiblity on Google Play, from game developer Dots.

Some projects 

  • Backboard a motion-driven animation framework, from Tumblr

  • Android-historian a demo of Android Material Design Support libraries


Design & The App Business

Let's face it, when it comes to error messages, none of us has ever done brilliantly. Thomas Fuchs gives a good insight into this problem in How to write a great error message.

First Round published a great article around how to achieve app success in The Story Behind How Picked Hit 20M Users with 20 People.


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