Mobile Developers Cafe - Weekly Issue #17
Best Apps and Games of 2020 - Apple & Google, Enroll in App Store Small Business Program.
As we stepped in the last month of 2020, both Google and Apple have announced the best apps of 2020. Though we have spent most of our days at home, apps played an important role in our day-to-day life. Here is Google's list: Celebrating the Developers Behind the Best Apps and Games of 2020 and Apple's list: Apple presents App Store Best of 2020 winners.
Congrats all winners 👏
Keep coding and make something awesome.
Open now: Enroll in the new App Store Small Business Program
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🔥 Top Mobile News
Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 processor will power the Android flagships of 2021 - Qualcomm has officially announced the Snapdragon 888 at its Snapdragon Tech Summit, offering a first look at its next-generation flagship smartphone processor. The 888 will power the next wave of 2021 Android flagships from companies like Samsung, OnePlus, LG, Sony, and more.
Apple hires venture capitalist Josh Elman to help improve App Store discovery - Apple has hired Josh Elman, a prominent venture capitalist and former vice president of product at stock-trading app Robinhood, to help it improve iOS app discovery in the App Store. Elman announced the news via his Twitter account on Monday, saying he’s also leaving his role as a board partner at the firm Greylock Partners and as a board member of prominent tech companies like Discord and Medium.
UK bans the installation of new Huawei 5G equipment from September - The UK government is banning the installation of new Huawei 5G equipment from September 2021 as part of its plans to phase out the Chinese firm’s technology by 2027, The Financial Times reports. The decision follows the government’s announcement in July that firms would be barred from buying new equipment from January 2021 over national security concerns.
Developers can now sign up for Apple’s reduced 15 percent App Store cut - Apple has opened enrollment in its new small business program that will allow eligible app developers to receive 15 percent more from App Store sales, the company announced on Thursday. Apple says “the vast majority of developers on the App Store who sell digital goods and services are eligible” and all developers need to do to qualify is complete the company’s enrollment form available online.
Amazon Web Services now offers Mac instances based on Mac mini; M1 coming later - Amazon Web Services (AWS) is now offering Mac instances to developers who want to speed up building and testing of Mac, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS apps. The instances are based on physical Mac minis, and you get exclusive access to a machine while you are using it.
Users can now share in-app purchases and subscriptions via iCloud Family Sharing - Earlier this year at WWDC 2020, Apple announced a major change to its in-app purchases system that would let users share in-app paid content with the family. This option is now officially available for developers and users running iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur.
You can now submit your own Google Maps Street View photos from Android - Google has upgraded its Street View app on Android to allow you to capture and submit your own Street View photos with nothing more than your phone.
macOS Big Sur 11.1 beta 2, iOS 14.3 beta 3, iPadOS 14.3 beta 3, tvOS 14.3 beta 3, watchOS 7.2 beta 3
🍎 iOS Articles
Reducing Memory Footprint When Using UIImage - Lee Kah Seng (Swift Senpai)
The future of SwiftUI navigation (?) - Federico (Five Stars Blog)
Adding Views and Modifiers to the Xcode Library - Keith Harrison
Focus management in SwiftUI - Majid
Observing Combine publishers in SwiftUI views - John Sundell
Sorting Swift collections - John Sundell
How to fix Ruby/Bundler error 'No such file or directory' on NearlyFreeSpeech.net - Jesse Squires
🔊 Code Completion Podcast: It would be nicer if things were nicer - The App Store's new 15% commission rate for small businesses. Differences between AppKit, UIKit, and the various flavors of SwiftUI when starting a new Mac app.
🔊 The SwiftUI layout system - John Sundell
🤖 Android Articles
AGP 7.0: Next major release for the Android Gradle plugin - Murat Yener
Repeating suspended effects in Kotlin - Jorge Castillo
KTX: Views - Mark Allison
Android Custom View: Extending The Views - Vlad Sonkin
Jetpack Compose for Desktop: Milestone 2 Released - Nikolay Igotti
GitLive Case Study: Kotlin Multiplatform Across Desktop and Mobile - Anton Arhipov
Android for Everyone: Part 3— Implementing Your Android App for Accessibility - Pamela Hill
Messengers-like ImageView - Michael Spitsin
📺 Now in Android: 30 - App Bundles, Material Design Components, new target API requirements, & more! - Android Developers
📺 Material Design Components: Material Motion - MAD Skills - Android Developers
📺 Material Design Components: Dark theme - MAD Skills - Android Developers
⚔️ Flutter & React Native
Chip Widgets In Flutter - Shaiq khan
Wrap Class In Flutter - Suraj Gupta
Flutter: How to scroll an ExpansionTile when it is expanded? - Himanshu Sharma
Flutter Navigation: Maintaining Navigation Stack in each Tab while Navigating through BottomNavigationBar - Shubham Soni
React Native over-the-air app update with CodePush - William Kurniawan
10 Tips for Structuring a React Native Project - Kadi Kraman
Best Visual Code Editor for ReactJS in 2020 (Let's try it before the year ends) - pxCode
Implementing Dark Mode in React Native 🌗 - Parichay Agrawal
HOW TO BLUR A BACKGROUND IMAGE IN REACT-NATIVE - Victor Innocent
📈 Trending Dev blogs
How to Comment Your Code Like a Boss - Chris Arter
10 Must-Read Books for Software Engineers - Simon Holdorf
GitSheet - my git cheatsheet - Myrtle
The Perils of Remote Work - Adam Nathaniel Davis
🎤 Events & Webinars
Dec 8 - 10: GitHub Universe · Virtual 2020 - Free
December 10, 2020 - 17:30 – 18:30 CET (8:30 PST) - Server-side with Kotlin Webinar Series
Dec 14 - 15 : (virtual) Droidcon APAC ($30 – $80)
Jan 12 - (Call for Paper) - Android Worldwide
Jan 18 - Jan 22 (Call for Paper) - iOS Conf SG - 2021 (S$60 & S$210)
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