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This Week In Mobile (Sep. 25)

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We're a little iOS9-heavy this week, but why not? We've all updated to the latest and greatest... some of you might even have bought your iPhone6S today. 

All the same, we'll kick off with Android :) 


Sometimes you have to use sample apps to understand some best practices in app development. Lucky that Google are keeping up to date, with New Android Marshmallow sample apps

Unit Testing RxJava Observables and Subscriptions will explain how to keep your code under control, and get rid of any excuses you may have prepared to not test your app.

Mark Allison has put together part two of his tutorial on Data Binding.

Some Android projects you might want to check out: 


Learn how to Add iOS9's Quick Actions Shortcut Support in 15 minutes. There's no time to lose!

Steve Troughton Smith has put together a comprehensive and impressive overview of how to run Native UIKit apps on the Apple Watch.

Did you know that the TVOS SDK doesn't give you access to a webview? Learn why Apple has created a World Without Webviews.

Some Swift projects for you to check out: 

  • iOS9 Sampler is a repo full of code examples for new iOS9 features.

  • iOS9 Day by Day is a a repo of the project samples in the ShinobiControls tutorial series

  • Nuke is an advanced framework for managing images


The Secrets of Apple's New San Francisco Font gives some reasoning on why Apple decided to create their own font (it's awesome though, right?) 

Read Alex Okafor's account of Five Years of Being A Full Time Indie. Is it the life for you?

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