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Your app is not alone

Leveraging Android’s openness to build task based flows across applications. 

 

May 15, 2018

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May 15, 2018

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Your app is not alone

Leveraging Android’s openness to build task based flows across applications. 

 

May 15, 2018

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Feb 13, 2018

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P is for Policy: Upcoming changes to Google Play

As we get into the swing of 2018, attention is starting to turn towards what the next version of Android will bring, and what we can expect to see from Google. If the past few years is anything to go by, we can expect the first developer SDK preview to drop between the middle and end of March, giving us an insight into the new features and capabilities of the upcoming Android P release.

February 13, 2018

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Feb 02, 2018

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Understanding how to improve query optimisation in Django.

I've found it really intriguing how fast people learn Django. Because of it's simplicity & effectiveness, it appears that it's quite appealing to newbies.

 

February 02, 2018

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Nov 17, 2017

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iOS Transition Animations: The proper way to do it.

A Quick Introduction

 

Did you know (I only realised fairly recently!) that Apple, from iOS 7 onward, have provided UIKit APIs to apply custom animations to transitions in a pretty neat way. They allow us to define animation classes that can be applied to both push/pop transitions on a navigation stack, as well as presenting animations on modal popup transitions.

November 17, 2017

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Jul 06, 2017

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Blog not found? Check your connection and try again.

Somehow, despite living in a country where strong mobile and wifi networks are commonplace, I still regularly find myself confronted with apps asking me to refresh the screen, or try my previous action again. Often, this can be anticipated; I know that as I walk away from my flat in the morning, at some point my phone will drop off the wifi and reconnect to the mobile network.


July 06, 2017

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Apr 12, 2017

Development

The importance of Django Model Managers

What is a Model Manager?

 

For every model in Django, there is an associated manager which is an interface for interacting with the database. To access the manager of a model, you simply need to use the objects property on the model e.g. FootballTeam.objects, however, this property is customisable.

 

April 12, 2017

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Mar 20, 2017

Development

Life in the fastlane: an Android developer's review

Towards the end of January, 2017, Google acquired the developer platform, Fabric, the idea being that the combined business would help mobile teams build better apps, better understand their users and ultimately grow their companies. Included was a set of developer tools called fastlane, created through an open source project, which were already being used by thousands of development teams to automate both the building and the release of iPhone and Android apps.

 

March 20, 2017

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Mar 01, 2017

Development

Custom stackView: an easy way to lay out components

With the recent introduction of a wide range of new components to iOS, UIStackView caught my eye. After building a few test apps and deliberating at length with colleagues I realised a core concept I had assumed to be in place was missing - the ability to set specific widths to any 'Sub views' placed within a single UIStackView.

 

March 01, 2017

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