Droidcon Berlin 2019

Droidcon Berlin 2019 Back in July, Lucas and I took a trip to Berlin for the Droidcon 2019 conference. It was the second mobile development conference that I’ve been to and the first one entirely dedicated to Android, so I had high hopes. In this blog I’d like to highlight...

Android
Using USDZ for a better AR experience

ARKit 3.0 was officially released together with iOS 13.0 and it includes a lot of augmented reality goodies, such as people occlusion and motion capture. You can read about all the new features here.

iOS
Github And Jira Integration

Thousands of organizations around the world use GitHub and Jira together to manage software projects. With your GitHub account linked to Jira, it gives your team the ability to see branches, commit messages, and pull request in the Jira tickets they’re working on. On the GitHub side, you can view...

QA
Sharing code between iOS and Vapor

Code reusability has always been one of the ultimate goals for us developers. Building your backend with Vapor not only gives you highly scalable apps with shallow memory footprint, but also the potential to share some of your backend code with your iOS app without paying the extra cost. The...

Vapor iOS
Google Docs viewer with Flutter

Flutter is a powerful framework when it comes to rendering complex nested widgets with countless styles and customizations. This small project will explain the basics of using Google APIs and Services, in particular Google Drive, Google Docs and rendering a Google Document using Flutter widgets. The app supports basic text...

Android iOS
Fetching files easily in Vapor when you are writing tests

Vapor has a nifty build-in feature to derive the working directory of a project. This makes it easy for you to fetch files from your project and serve their content; fx if you want to seed some data in your database, if you are building an initial mock api at...

Vapor
Android navigation with MVVM and State made easy

Working on a large app with a large number of screens which we organized by feature (Messaging, Settings, Profile, etc.) made me test the single activity - multiple fragments approach by using the Navigation component. This technique has the advantage of not having to deal with activities and only define...

Android
Higher order functions in Swift

Higher order functions in Swift are extremely powerful tools to have in your developer toolkit, the only issue is that it might take some time to get comfortable with them. Before we get started, let’s have a look at some important terms to know in relation with higher order functions:...

iOS
Join the dark side and implement Dark Mode in iOS

WWDC this year brought to light a lot of amazing features Apple has been working on lately. One of these features, and maybe one of the most expected, was Dark Mode support.

iOS
ARKit 3 brings more power to Apple's Augmented Reality

We can already see Apple having a big lead when it comes to augmented reality and the new version of ARKit will push them even further. There are amazing opportunities for AR as a mass market E-commerce solution and we can already see big companies taking advantage of it.

iOS