How Bing Maps compares to the new Google Maps pricing

For many startups, Google’s cloud services have been an appealing way to get started because the generous free tiers have meant they could develop and build their tools essentially for free – as long as they didn’t need any support. View original...

Flutter Release Preview 2: Pixel-Perfect on iOS

Flutter is Google's new mobile app toolkit for crafting beautiful native interfaces on iOS and Android in record time. Today, during the keynote of Google Developer Days in Shanghai, we are announcing Flutter Release Preview 2: our last major milestone before Flutter...

Publishing an ASP.NET Core website to a cheap Linux VM host

A little Linux VM on Azure is like $13 a month. You can get little Linux machines all over for between $10-15 a month. On Linode they are about $10 a month so I figured it would be interesting to setup an ASP.NET Core website running on .NET Core. As you may know, ....

AnimatedContainer – Flutter Widget of the Week

You can code up animated changes yourself with explicit animations, or you can let Flutter animate them for you! With the AnimatedContainer widget, you just build it once with a particular attribute (like color), and then rebuild it with a different value. Flutter...

Implementing adaptive master-detail layouts in Flutter

Usually, when developing apps for mobile phones, having too much screen real estate is not the problem. In fact, quite the contrary. Much thought has to be put into how to structure the app so that it does not feel cluttered. On tablets, it is a whole different story....

Why Flutter Uses Dart

Wm Leler explains why Flutter uses Dart: Here is a quick list of the Dart features that together make it indispensable for Flutter: Dart is AOT (Ahead Of Time) compiled to fast, predictable, native code, which allows almost all of Flutter to be written in Dart. This...

Airbnb, Udacity Abandon React Native

Within the space of two weeks, two major enterprise dev teams have announced they have abandoned React Native, the Facebook-originated technology unveiled five years ago as a new way to code native mobile apps using JavaScript. View original...

Announcing Flutter Release Preview 1

Today, we’re delighted to announce Flutter Release Preview 1, signaling a new phase of development for Flutter as we move into the final stages of stabilization for 1.0. View original article

Building Forms with Flutter

Over the years many of the apps I have built dealt with data – searching for data, listing data, submitting new data, etc.  In all of those apps there was one thing they all shared – a requirement to allow a user to submit data to a back-end via some sort of form....

25 Best Free Animation Libraries for Web Developers

Upgrade your CSS animations with some Javascript! These free animation libraries will help web developers save time, create more with less code and design amazing animated projects! These free JS animation libraries in this list are very well-coded and can be used for...

Flutter How-To: Using BottomAppBar widget

Google has just announced Flutter beta 3 which includes a new Material Design component called ‘BottomAppBar widget’. As soon as I read the blog post, I thought of trying this new widget out. This new Material component can be seen in action in the recently launched...

Google launches Flutter Beta 3, its Android and iOS mobile app SDK

Ahead of its I/O 2018 developers conference, Google has launched the third beta release of Flutter, its open-source mobile UI framework that helps developers build native interfaces for Android and iOS. The Flutter SDK has also gained official support from the...

Free online ebook: iOS 8 App Development Essentials

The index: Start Here For New iOS Developers For iOS 7 Developers Source Code Download Joining the Apple iOS 8 Developer Program Registered Apple Developer Downloading Xcode 6 and the iOS 8 SDK iOS Developer Program When to Enroll in the iOS Developer Program?...

Android: detecting the current caller

@Override public void onReceive(Context context, Intent intent) { TelephonyManager telephony = (TelephonyManager) context.getSystemService(Context.TELEPHONY_SERVICE); PhoneCallStateListener customPhoneListener = new PhoneCallStateListener(context);...

AngularJs + Bootstrap, single page app resources

Some bookmarks on how to develop single page applications using AngularJs and Bootstrap This is not a tutorial and/or  step-by-step instructions on how to create this specific kind of App: these are just bookmarks i use and decided to share:...

Android Development, Best Practices

Compiled by Futurice, here is the summary of what they have compiled so far: Use Gradle and its recommended project structure Put passwords and sensitive data in gradle.properties Don't write your own HTTP client, use Volley or Retrofit libraries Use the Jackson...

Material Design for Pre-Lollipop Devices

The Android 5.0 SDK was released last Friday, featuring new UI widgets and material design, our visual language focused on good design. To enable you to bring your latest designs to older Android platforms we have expanded our support libraries, including a major...

Quicky check if Data connection is available (Android SDK)

Just use the following method: public boolean isOnline() { boolean status=false; try{ ConnectivityManager cm = (ConnectivityManager) getActivity() .getSystemService(Context.CONNECTIVITY_SERVICE); NetworkInfo netInfo = cm.getActiveNetworkInfo();...

Android Toasts (e.g. small notifications), how to use in Fragments

The syntax is very simple. The example below is invoked from inside a Fragment, so the first parameter (Context) is the activity that holds the fragment: Toast.makeText(getActivity(),R.string.asset_added_fav,Toast.LENGTH_SHORT).show(); The second parameter is the...

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