App to the Future: Update Your Mobile Development

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Are your apps prepared for the future? In this review of the month’s hot content, you’ll learn how to make your apps more accessible, how to incorporate augmented reality, add biometric authentication, and learn the frameworks of the future. What are you waiting for? Let’s go!


The Hot Take on the Mobile Zone

  1. Show Your Humanity by Making iOS Apps Accessible, by Shashikant Jagtap. It’s easier than you think to make your iOS apps more accessible – and more important than you might realize. Learn features you can use to help with accessibility for disabled or impaired users.

  2. What I Learned From Cloning the Uber App, by Shai Almog. This developer decided to develop a clone of the Uber mobile app. See what this can teach us about cross-platform development and differences between Android and iOS.

  3. Getting Started With Augmented Reality in NativeScript, by TJ VanToll. Learn how to build virtual reality mobile apps with NativeScript using JavaScript, accessing Apple’s ARKit to add the augmented reality functionality.

  4. Adding Biometrics Authentication to Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android, by Jakub Jedryszek. Learn how to implement biometric authentication with Touch ID, Face ID, and fingerprint scan for your Azure app with Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android in this tutorial.

  5. 12 Frameworks Java, Web, and Mobile Programmers Can Learn in 2018, by Javin Paul. Learn why these frameworks are the most useful to learn for mobile and web developers in 2018, and where you can get started.

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Diving Deeper Into Mobile

  1. DZone’s Guide to Mobile Application Development: a free ebook download on mobile development topics.

  2. Getting Started With Appium: DZone’s latest Refcard on mobile app automation made awesome with the Appium testing tool.


Who’s Hiring?

In this section, you’ll find a few opportunities from our Jobs community. See if any match your skills and apply online today!

Senior iOS Engineer
Sherpany
Location: Remote
Experience: BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent. 2+ years of software industry experience, with 3+ years of experience of development with iOS/Objective C/Swift or similar. Proven experience in developing apps for iPads or phone devices.

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mobile ,mobile app development ,augmented reality ,nativescript ,java ,web dev ,ios ,android ,xamarin