Week 31 Newsletter

iOS News

Code

Replicate Secret’s Text Animation

I prefer the Whisper app over Secret, but this text-animation is amazing!

Working with Localization

This article is about tips and tricks on technical level on how we proceed with the execution of localization.

Enable Scrolling Within a View

This tip shows how you can add scrolling to a view in iOS to allow multiple elements on the screen that won't fit in one screen.

Design

Flat Buttons May Not Work

I think there’s a middle ground we need to reach here. Do not make things too flat.

Replicating the Secret iOS App Text View

Yes, another Secret post. This is one of the most popular apps out there right now, so let us dissect Secret’s user interface.

Translucent TableView in iOS 7

Taking the advantage of UIAppearance in making easy and simple tableview.

Android News

Code

Draw With Your Finger on the Screen

Program an Android application using C#, which allows it to draw on the screen, more precisely the app window. Just like in a drawing or handwriting app.

Xamarin and MvvmCross on Android

An android developer shares his experience on Xamarin and MvvmCross.

Android Debug Bridge (ADB) Command Scripting

The Android Debug Bridge (ADB) is a useful tool for testing and debugging, though it can be cumbersome to use given its broad set of options.

Design

The Sketch Android Kit

A complete Android GUI template for Sketch.

Why Designers do not Take Android Seriously?

It is no surprise that Android is not popular among designers.

Learn from Google Play Failures

Design choices that have made some Android apps fall hard.