First thing first… The key mapping:
- ⌘ – Command
- ⇧ – Shift
- ⌥ – Option/Alt
- ⌃ – Control
- ⇠⇢ – Left/Right Arrow Keys
- ⇡⇣ – Up/Down Arrow Keys
- ⏎ – Return
- ⇥ – Tab
- ⎋ – Escape
First thing first… The key mapping:
The fast boy is no longer the quickest.
Google used to publish Apps almost instantly, no quality review whatsoever, as result, the Google Play Store was full of garbage. Crappy Apps, malicious Apps and overall useless Apps were rampant. Several scandals and privacy breaches after, Google said, no more… “We will review the Apps and ensure some quality across the board”, (turns out that, although criticized, Apple was right, all the time).Continue reading Google play app review times
It’s sometime confusing for new developers (or rather new Watch iOS developers) to find exactly where to set the Watch Icons. Well… it’s actually pretty simple.
It may be a bit unclear, because if you use a standard XCode template App, you may find two Assets.xcassets. The first would be under the WatchKit App and the second one under the Watch Kit Extension, usually where you insert your code logic.Continue reading Locate real Watch Icons AssetS
TestFlight review times:
Weekends are off.
Submissions for mobile apps for iOS are subject to approval by Apple’s App Review team, as outlined in the SDK agreement, for basic reliability testing and other analysis, before being published on the App Store.
Applications may still be distributed ad hoc if they are rejected, by the author manually submitting a request to Apple to license the application to individual iPhones, although Apple may withdraw the ability for authors to do this at a later date.
If you are a professional iOS or Android developer and you explicitly manifest your love for MVC as base architecture for your Apps, you are a leper and would be ostracized.
Nowadays the MVC is frowned upon and not in the favor of altruistic developers.
Viper, React, MVVM, those are good, MVC is bad and crappy…
Truth or myth?
Well, MVC is old indeed and certainty it got its flaws, most common of all, the feared “massive view controllers”.
But although the new aforementioned architectures bring to the table some solutions to MVC intrinsic issues, they do have some flaws as well, yeah “nobody is perfect”.
MVC is great, programmers are just too careless.Continue reading An easy way to make MVC great again!
Unlike iOS, where Swift is overtaking Objective-C rapidly and the momentum is clear. In the Android world, presently, the language option is not that clear.
Yes, Kotlin is there, new, coming forward, garden-fresh, 21-century ready but it isn’t ultimately taking off, not as expected.
Kotlin was first introduced by JetBrains in 2011, which is the creator of IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, and many other top IDEs. It got its name from ‘Kotlin Island’ in St. Petersburg, Russia. Made to strike Java.
That said, the dominance of Java is still immense, the number of libraries, APIs, code generally speaking is humongous. Not to mention the readability of it, the many algorithms and things done or thought already in Java, yeah… Simple as it sounds, it’s hard to break a solid present for a “uncertain” bright future.Continue reading Kotlin vs Java. what should i pick for my new android project?
I am currently setting up a Continuous Integration system for a complex iOS project. Ultimately, I came down to these two options, as I want to stay in Apple’s realm.
This is no easy fly question, I have read a lot about the matter, but the evil is on the details, I want to waive all the pros and cons before moving forward and start a complex implementation.Continue reading Buddybuild vs Xcode Server best Continuous Integration system. Current pick, security, risks, maintenance