This Week’s Links
Fragmented Podcast – Ep #103 – MVI Pattern with Hannes Mosby Dorfmann
ViroCore is a SceneKit Equivalent to Easily Develop AR/VR Apps in Java
Lately, there has been a renewed interest in augmented reality with Google launching ARCore. A startup company called Viro Media has recently announced ViroCore: a SceneKit for Android equivalent to help accelerate both augmented reality (AR) as well as virtual reality (VR) application development for developers with experience in Java.
Kotlin Programmer Dictionary: Object Expression vs Object Declaration
Because Kotlin introduced an object as a keyword, there has been some confusion in the programming community. Are you using the object term to describe two other constructs. Find out more about object declaration and object expression in this blog post.
Google Certified Associate Android Developer: Exam Walkthrough
If you’re looking to become a Google Certified Associate Android Developer, check out this walkthrough of the exam by Rohan Taneja. Rohan shares details about the format of the exam through some screenshots so you’ll know what to expect during the test.
Getting Your Android App Ready for Autofill
Starting in Oreo, Autofill makes it easy for users to provide credit cards, logins, addresses, and other information to apps. With Autofill, forms in your apps can now be filled automatically, and your users no longer have to remember complicated passwords or type the same bits of information more than once. In this article, learn how to make your app ready for this feature.
Launchpad Comes to Africa to Support Tech Startups! Apply To Join the First Accelerator Class
Google for Nigeria has made a commitment to support African entrepreneurs, helping them build successful technology companies and products. Following up on that commitment, this week the Google Developers Launchpad Africa was announced, their new hands-on comprehensive mentorship program tailored exclusively to startups based in Africa.
Formatting currency values can be tricky, because of the vast knowledge it requires to format them correctly. While there are some tricks and shortcuts, there are some subtleties that you need to understand to do it correctly. Take a look at this article by Mark Allison to explains the specifics of formatting currency.
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Mobile Developer, Android (Mid-range) at UrbanThings Limited (London, UK)
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Lead Android Engineer at Sched
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What’s New in Version 2.5.0 of Our Client SDKs
In this article, find out about the latest version of our SDKs, which include’s Square’s big release of multi-party transactions. The newest version inclues improved SDK generation insturctions, removes the Travis CI SDK build instructions and minor spelling fixes.
Custom Views In Android
Writing code for custom views can be tricky business. But making the decision to write custom views or go with default ones is a bigger dilemma. Read this article before navigating that decision for a list of pros and cons of each option to help you make a more informed and logical decision on which path to take.
Google’s New SDK Adds Spatial Audio to Your VR Apps
Google is making it easier for developers to create immersive VR experiences with the launch of a new SDK featuring support for spatial audio, called Resonance Audio. Resonance Audio aims to simulate the perception of sound in the real world. Read more in this article.
Caster.IO Kotlin: Delegation Using Lazy Functions
Delegation allows deferring the initialization of a variable at a later stage instead of initializing the variable as
null. It helps to initialize the variable only once. Fortunately, Kotlin comes with native support for Delegation with 2 standard delegates (part of the Kotlin standard library) via
lateinit. This is extremely handy and useful feature, as we don’t need to initialize something until it is required; or just because we can’t initialize something until we have all we need.
VanGogh is a lightweight library that takes Android view animation logic and binds it with RxJava2, providing a simple and powerful API for manipulating animations workflow.