Leveraging Android’s openness to build task based flows across applications.
May 15, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The explosive rise of augmented reality presents a number of opportunities and challenges for developers. Learn more about the technicalities of AR and AR applications, as well as: