Mobile Developers Cafe - Weekly Issue #27
WWDC 2021, Twitter announces Twitter Blue, Whatsapp is coming to iPad, Apple TV coming to all android TVs and lot more.
I know everyone is super excited for the WWDC 2021, which is set to start on Jun 7th, 10 am PDT. A special keynote "State of the Union" is scheduled at 2 pm on the first day, which is said to have more focus on the Developer side. Don't miss.
🔥 What's Happening Around
Apple TV app is now available on all Android TV devices, too - Following up on Google’s promise from earlier this year, Apple TV is rolling out to more devices running Android. Starting today, the Apple TV app is now available on all modern Android TV devices.
Huawei announces HarmonyOS update for its smartphones - Including recent flagships, as well as older models like the P10
PSA: iPhone users reporting ‘SIM Failure’ error after updating to iOS 14.7 beta 2 - Apple today released iOS 14.7 beta 2 for developers, and while bugs and other weird issues are quite common in beta software, sometimes they can make your device nearly unusable. According to some reports, today’s beta seems to be causing a “SIM Failure” error for iPhone users.
Hands-on with an early build of Fuchsia OS [Video] - With the combination of Google’s official release and some fantastic work by the developers of Dahlia OS, with the help of an emulator, we’re all now able to go hands-on with Fuchsia OS to try it for ourselves.
Apple announces AirTag privacy improvements, Android app coming this year - Apple has announced a handful of changes designed to improve the privacy of AirTag item trackers. The company is adjusting the time it takes for AirTags to sound an alert after being separated from their owner, and Apple plans to release an Android app for detecting AirTags later this year.
Twitter for iOS rolling out redesign with dedicated tab for Spaces - Twitter is beginning to roll out a notable redesign to its iPhone app today. As reported by TechCrunch, the company is updating Twitter for iOS with a new focus on its Spaces audio chat room feature, making it the center button in the bottom navigation bar.
Twitter launches its subscription service ‘Twitter Blue’ with undo tweet feature, costs $2.99 per month - After months of leaks, social networking platform Twitter has today launched its subscription plan called Twitter Blue. For $2.99 per month, users can unlock additional functionality including the ability to undo a just-sent tweet (not quite the edit button that everyone wants), and access to new theming and bookmarking features.
Official hint at WhatsApp iPad app in interview with Mark Zuckerberg - It’s been almost two years since the first reliable rumor that there is a WhatsApp iPad app in the works, but the company has now dropped an official hint that this may finally be arriving in the coming months.
Tim Cook announces hybrid work plan for Apple employees, three days per week in-person - Apple has laid out a formal plan to begin bringing all of its staff back to the office following more than a year of remote work prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In a memo sent to employees today, Tim Cook outlined that Apple expects staff to return to the office three days a week starting in early September. A hybrid approach will be taken until at least 2022.
Gallery: Swift Student Challenge winners begin receiving exclusive WWDC21 swag - Apple officially announced the winners of its WWDC Swift Student Challenge yesterday. Following that announcement, the first swag packs have started arriving to developers with a beanie, enamel pins, and more.
Twitter announces local weather news service called ‘Tomorrow’ - Twitter today announced its local weather news service called Tomorrow. The social platform is partnering with veteran climate journalist and meteorologist Eric Holthaus to power its foray into weather.
🆕 New Releases
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🍎 iOS Tech Articles
Articles from iOS world - iOS, Swift, Objective C, XCode, Apple etc.
Avoiding problematic cases when using Swift enums - John Sundell
Frames in SwiftUI - Majid
Xcode Keyboard Shortcuts - Keith Harrison
Keep private information out of your logs with Swift - Oleg Dreyman
iOS 14 App Library - Jesse Squires
Xcode matters - These are the CICD services where you'll find it first - Hendrik Haandrikman
iOS Developer toolkit for 2021 - Elyes DER
iOS Code Review Checklist - Fadi Ossama
🔊 98: “An entire spectrum of apps” with special guest Sean Allen - John Sundell
🤖 Android Tech Articles
Articles from Android World - Kotlin, Java, Android, Google, Android Studio etc.
The Kotlin modifier that shouldn't be there - Danny Preussler
How to use Android Data Binding in custom views? - Furkan Aşkın
Android @ Google I/O: Recapping building across devices - Android Team
Grow your indie game with help from Google Play - Patricia Correa
Introducing Security By Design - Jon Markoff & Sean Smith
⚔️ Cross Platform Articles
Articles about React Native, Flutter, Dart, React JS, Kotlin Multi-platform etc.
React Redux: A Complete Guide to Beginners - ashikacronj
30 Days of Flutter Series - Mujahid Khan H A
#Flutter: Intro to basic widgets in Flutter - Gulshan Yadav
A Guide To Integrating CodePush To Your React Native App: Part 1 - Abhinandan Kushwaha
🔊 React Native 0.64 with Hermes for iOS | Ep #5 - Callstack
📈 Amazing Dev Blogs
Life in Tokyo as a Dev - Gabriel RomayMachado
Scalable architecture without magic (and how to build it if you’re not Google) - Miloslav Voloskov
Impact-driven dev leadership at JoyTunes - Or Gafni
The Rational Software Engineer: A Guide to Work Time Organization - Nikita Chernenko
🚀 Dev Tools & New Apps worth checking out
wickedtemplates - Landing pages for your next projects
Nice Avatar - Generate amazing avatars for your projects
Mobile Palette Generator - Generate color palettes with a click of the mouse
HeyForm - Easy-to-use Forms that Ask the Right Questions.
Alpaca - Unlimited access to real-time US stock market data
socketkit - Take control of your analytical data. Subscription management & event tracking for privacy advocates.
🎤 Events & Webinars
Facebook today presented the Messenger API for Instagram, WhatsApp Business API, Login Connect with Messenger, and more during its F8 Refresh developers conference.
Going back to its roots, Facebook bet on a “true developer” conference by offering more technical content geared toward developers. Mark Zuckerberg welcomed the community while Konstantinos Papamiltiadis, VP of platform partnerships, conducted the event as the keynote speaker.
June / July 2021
[Online] June 7 - 11 - WWDC 2021 - Free
[Online] June 17 -Vaadin Dev Day
[Online] - June 23 - 24, App Design & Development conference, €99 to €299.
28 June - 01 July - Mobile World Congress - Barcelona, Spain. €699 to €4195.
July 12 - 13 - Google for Games Developer Summit 2021
[Online] - **iConf’21 ,** Sep 27 - 28
[Online] October 7 - 8 -Kotlin Global Summit by Geekle, Free - $399
Oct 7 -Swift Leeds, £140.00
[Call for Speakers] - Oct 28 - 29 -Droidcon London, £205 – £505
[Call for Speakers] - **Aug 30 - 31 - **Droidcon NYC, $295 - $495