Week 47 Newsletter

iOS News

Code

How Long for Apple to Review Your App?

Ship your app right away!

How Flipboard plays animated gifs

Flipboard has always sought to “cook the raw web” and transform it into something that has the design elegance of a magazine.

Bryan Irace of Tumblr discusses Cocoapods.

Great 20 minute audio from a Tumblr engineer about cocoapods.

CloudKit Subscriptions and Push Notifications in iOS8

Hurdles when implementing an app using Apple's new CloudKit for iOS 8.

Design

Apple's Biggest Design Crime

Which of these iOS 7 keyboards has the Shift key pressed?

Motion Design for iOS

Since 2011, over 350,000 people have learned how to design & build stunning iOS apps by reading Design Then Code guides.

Design Details: Hyperlapse for iOS

Explore the wonderful level of polish and style that Instagram’s designers have poured into Hyperlapse.

Android News

Code

WHICH PLATFORM SHOULD I BUILD ON FIRST? IOS VS. ANDROID

Another perspective to the age old debate.

A simple NoSQL client for Android

Meant as a document store using key/value pairs and some rudimentary querying. Useful for avoiding the hassle of SQL code.

Putting Your APKs on Diet

While simple/single-task apps were 2MB at the time of the first versions of Android, it is now very common to download 10 to 20MB apps.

Design

A little critique of Android L's app switcher

After using app switcher for a couple months, it might be the least favourite change in the upcoming release.

Android Design Guidelines

What are they, and why should you care?