MDC Weekly Blend — Edition #8
Google's Pixel 5 announcement, Flutter 1.22 release, Facebook launches cross-platform messaging on Instagram and Messenger and lot more.
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🔥 Top News
The 7 biggest announcements from Google’s Pixel 5 event - Here’s what you missed from Google’s half-hour hardware event. Here is the event coverage in a 6-minute video.
Facebook launches cross-platform messaging on Instagram and Messenger - Facebook has taken its biggest step yet in integrating its various messaging platforms, allowing select users on Messenger and Instagram to message one another app to app. But it’s not available to all users yet.
New App Store marketing tools available - Take advantage of new marketing resources to promote your apps around the world.
Introducing Learn, your key to unlocking Google’s educational content for developers - A new one-stop destination for developers to achieve the knowledge and skills needed to develop software with Google's technology
Announcing Flutter 1.22 - Supporting iOS 14 and Android 11, new i18n and l10n support, Google Maps and WebView plugins ready for production, a new App Size tool, and much more!
App Store revenue grew 31% last quarter, helped by coronavirus - Apple’s App Store revenue grew 31% year-on-year in Q3, climbing from $14.5B last year to $19B this year, according to Sensor Tower analytics data. Google Play revenue grew even faster, with 33.8% growth, but still only managed a little over half of Apple’s numbers at $10.3B
Apple removes more RSS apps from Chinese App Store, likely at government behest - Some three years after Apple removed RSS apps Feedly and Inoreader from the Chinese App Store, it has now done the same with Fiery Feeds and Reeder. In both cases, this is likely following a demand from the Chinese government.
🍎 Apple Blogs
What does @main do in Swift 5.3? - Use your loaf
Encapsulating SwiftUI view styles - Swift by Sundell
Importing interactive UIKit views into SwiftUI - Swift by Sundell
🔊Episode 8: Is Two Wins a Streak? - Code Completion. Topics: What it’s like launching an app in 2020 compared to 2008, How the process of app review has changed, How developers are more on the hook than ever to provide their own marketing as App Store features don’t weigh as heavily as they did in the past.
🔊Scribble Together with Bridger Maxwell - How it's Built
🤖 Android Blogs
The Dark Secrets of Fast Compilation for Kotlin - Andrey Breslav in Kotlin Blog
First steps in Jetpack Compose, Part 1 — the power of @Preview - Zhelyazko Atanasov in Pro Android Dev
Binders In Android (part 1) - Ashu Tyagi in Pro Android Dev
Android Emulator in a CI environment - Lingfeng Yang in Android Developers
Busting Android performance myths - Calin Juravle in Android Developers
Now in Android #26 - Chet Haase in Android Developers
Decompose — experiments with Kotlin Multiplatform lifecycle-aware components and navigation - Arkadii Ivanov in Pro Android Dev
Learning Flutter’s new navigation and routing system - John Ryan in Flutter Dev
Integration testing with flutter_driver - Pierre-Louis Guidez in Flutter Dev
SMS Using Twilio In Flutter - Shaiq khan in Flutter Devs
🔊Drinking the Flutter Coolaid - Simon Lightfoot
Offline Notice In React Native - Suprabha Supi
⚛️📱React Native Developer Road Map - React Native
👏 Good Dev articles
5 Things You Need To Become A Senior Developer - Emma Bostian
📖 Open-source tools
React Native Bottom Sheet - gorhom
🎤 Events & Webinars
Oct 1 - (Virtual) Deep Linking in React Native - Free
Oct 2 - FrenchKit, Pan Pier, Paris (65€)
Oct 6 - 9 (Virtual) - UXDX (€225 to €600)
Oct 8 - 9 (Virtual) - droidCON EMEA
Oct 8 - 9 (Virtual, Call for Paper) - Pragma Conference 2020
Oct 8 - (Virtual) Android Summit - $79
Oct 8 - 9 (Virtual) - Google Assistant Developer Day - Free
Oct 12 - 16 (Virtual) - Kotlin 1.4 Event - Join for a deep dive into the latest release, and mingle with the JetBrains Kotlin team!
Oct 21 (Virtual) - App Growth Summit SF 2020
[Cancelled] - Swift Leeds
Nov 3 - 4 - MobileOne
Nov 9 - 17 - HXLive (£99, with discounts on bulk booking)
Nov 10 - 11 - Smashing Conference (Early Bird $175, then $225)
Nov 11 - 14 - Mobius (11500 ₽ to 46000 ₽)
Nov 18 - App Growth Summit Singapore 2020
Dec 8 - 10 - GitHub Universe · Virtual 2020 - Free
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