Mobile Developers Cafe - Weekly Issue #26

Curated newsletter for iOS, Android, and Cross Platform mobile developers.

Hello 😷,

Like always, Developers conferences are amazing. Keynotes have a tremendous energy pumped in, which motivates the developers and focus on their goals and side projects. With Google IO happened last week with tonnes of announcements, the excitement builds for Apple's WWDC and Facebook's F8 conferences. If your app / product is based on Facebook's platform, F8 event may have few announcements for you. As an iOS Developer, it’s good to be updated with the new announcements from Apple Developer Community. Companies like Buffer gives the whole WWDC week off. 👏

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🔥 What's Happening Around

  • WhatsApp sues Indian government over new regulations - WhatsApp has sued the Indian government challenging new regulations that could allow authorities to make people’s private messages “traceable,” and conduct mass surveillance.

  • iOS app rating flaw lets apps refuse to open without 5-star review

  • Apple vs. Epic court officially adjourns — here’s what comes next - After just over three weeks of testimony, evidence, debating over what the definition of a “game” is, and more, the Epic vs. Apple trial has officially adjourned. Now, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers will retreat and analyze the testimony to make a ruling in the case sometime over the coming months.

  • Updates to age rating settings in App Store Connect - To help you describe your app’s content more precisely, the age rating settings in App Store Connect have been refined. The Gambling and Contests setting is now split into two settings, allowing you to indicate these content types separately. They’re also indicated separately on the App Store.

  • iOS app rating flaw lets apps refuse to open without 5-star review - An iOS app rating flaw lets developers create apps that cannot be opened until the user gives it a five-star review.

  • Join for Google for Games Developer Summit 2021 - With a surge of new gamers and an increase in time spent playing games in the last year, it’s more important than ever for game developers to delight and engage players. To help developers with this opportunity, the games teams at Google are back to announce the return of the Google for Games Developer Summit 2021 on July 12th-13th.

  • Smaller Pixel 6 leaks with flat screen and fewer cameras - Google’s Pixel 6 Pro seems to have a smaller sibling

  • Kotlin/Native Memory Management Update - The original Kotlin/Native memory management approach was very easy to implement, but it created a host of problems for developers trying to share their Kotlin code between different platforms. Back in 2020, we published our plan to rework the approach to memory management in Kotlin/Native. The original blog post describes the history that brought us to where we are now, listed the problems we were facing, and explained why we had to change our approach.

  • Apple made Shortcuts run faster on iPhone and iPad with iOS 14.6 - Apple this week released iOS 14.6 to the public, which includes enhanced support for AirTag, Apple Card Family, paid subscriptions in the Apple Podcasts app, and more. However, it seems that Apple has also quietly made improvements to the Shortcuts app, which now runs actions faster on the iPhone and iPad with the latest version of the operating system.

  • The GAAD Pledge - One Year Later - It has been one year since Facebook took the GAAD Pledge to make React Native accessible and the project has exceeded our expectations. The community is excited to announce that this project will continue throughout 2021 and want to update everyone on our progress so far. Following a thorough analysis of the accessibility gaps in React Native last year, work began on filling these gaps.

🆕 New Releases

  • macOS Big Sur 11.4, iOS 14.6, iPad OS 14.6, watchOS 7.5, tvOS 14.6

  • Beta: macOS Big Sur 11.5 beta, iOS 14.7 beta, iPadOS 14.7 beta, watchOS 7.6 beta, tvOS 14.7 beta

  • Flutter 2.2


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🍎 iOS Tech Articles

Articles from iOS world - iOS, Swift, Objective C, XCode, Apple etc.

🤖 Android Tech Articles

Articles from Android World - Kotlin, Java, Android, Google, Android Studio etc.

⚔️ Cross Platform Articles

Articles about React Native, Flutter, Dart, React JS, Kotlin Multi-platform etc.

📈 Amazing Dev Blogs

🚀 Dev Tools & New Apps worth checking out

  • Zeroqode 4.0 - Build web and mobile apps without code and engineers

  • RustDesk - The best open-source remote desktop client software, written in Rust. Works out of the box, no configuration required. Great alternative to TeamViewer and AnyDesk!

  • GitLive - The future of social coding

  • Feedio - COLLECT & MANAGE feature requests to SHIP products that matter

  • Notion Developers API - Start building with the Notion API

🎤 Events & Webinars

June / July 2021

July 2021

August

  • [Call for Speakers] - Aug 30 - 31 - Droidcon NYC, $295 - $495

October

  • Oct 7 - Swift Leeds, £140.00

  • [Call for Speakers] - Oct 28 - 29 - Droidcon London, £205 – £505

📚 Checkout this Book

If you are an aspiring iOS developer and looking to kickstart your career, this book might help you: Practical tips for Junior iOS Devs by Aryaman Sharda


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