Do you know you can build Flutter apps in Python? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

I am guessing most of you have heard about Flutter. If not, here you go in just one sentence. Flutter is an open-source framework by Googlefor building beautiful, natively compiled applicationsโ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹from a single codebaseโ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹for iOS, Android, Web, MacOS, Windows and Linux.  Dart is the programming language used to code Flutter apps and at the start most developers find it a littleContinue reading “Do you know you can build Flutter apps in Python? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ”

What is Mobile Accessibility?

With over 6.3 billion global smartphone users, itโ€™s critical mobile apps are inclusive of everyone, including those with vision impairment, hearing limitations, or other physical or cognitive conditions. What do we mean by an accessible app? An accessible app means that most people can use it without help from another person, regardless of ability or situation.Continue reading “What is Mobile Accessibility?”

How Do Apps Like Google and Microsoft Authenticator Work?

Authenticators are applications that serve several purposes for Android and iOS devices. Theyโ€™re mainly used for two types of authentication, known as multi-factor authentication (MFA) and multi-step authentication (MSA). They provide advanced security for user sites. What this means is that itโ€™s not enough to know or have an account password. With increased hacking andContinue reading “How Do Apps Like Google and Microsoft Authenticator Work?”

How does India’s ๐”๐๐ˆ (Unified Payments Interface) work?

UPI has gone through ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐š๐๐จ๐ฉ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง since its inception in 2016. It builds a digital payments ecosystem with payment apps, banks, and NPCI (National Payments Corporation of India).  It now takes up 60% of digital retail transactions in India.  It is estimated that the digital payments market in India will grow by 3 times inContinue reading “How does India’s ๐”๐๐ˆ (Unified Payments Interface) work?”

How does ๐๐๐๐‹ (Buy Now, Pay Later) work?

Earlier this year, we took over development of the mobile app for a retail app of a leading brand of kids clothings. And one of the features on the checkout page is the option of using Afterpay as you can see in the screenshot below.ย  This got me wondering how do ๐๐๐๐‹ (Buy Now, PayContinue reading “How does ๐๐๐๐‹ (Buy Now, Pay Later) work?”

How are Notifications Pushed to our Mobile Devices?

Most people have a love/hate relationship with mobile push notifications. On the one hand, they keep us updated with the information we willingly asked to be updated on. On the other hand, for people like me, that constant activity on my phone is annoying and distracting.  My friends tease me, but I canโ€™t go toContinue reading “How are Notifications Pushed to our Mobile Devices?”

WWDC 2022: What’s new in iOS, WatchOS, MacOS?

Each year Apple kicks off its Worldwide Developer Conference with a few hours of back-to-back-to-back announcements, generally covering things from iOS to watchOS to new hardware. Here are some of the key announcements made at the keynote on Monday. iOS 16 The lock screen is getting an overhaul. Itโ€™ll allow for more customization, plus support for widgets โ€”Continue reading “WWDC 2022: What’s new in iOS, WatchOS, MacOS?”

Airbnb Moves from Webpack to Metro for Faster Builds

Like many companies, Airbnb has experienced growing pains with bundlers as its codebase grew. But even after its codebase quadrupled, the company was able to speed UX changes to the front end when it migrated its JavaScript code bundler from Webpack to Metro in 2018. With build performance significantly improved, UI changes appeared 80% faster, as per the Time to Interactive (TTI) metric.Continue reading “Airbnb Moves from Webpack to Metro for Faster Builds”

.NET MAUI Reaches General Availability, Replacing Xamarin.Forms

Microsoft’s evolution of Xamarin.Forms, .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI), has finally reached General Availability status, providing one framework for both mobile apps and, now, desktop apps. Announcedย at the company’s big Build developer conference, the GA release is some six months late, as it was originally planned to debut with .NET 6 in November 2021Continue reading “.NET MAUI Reaches General Availability, Replacing Xamarin.Forms”