Git Happens

Git Happens

I was recently talking to a longtime friend of mine who works in Silicon Valley and I was astonished to learn that many developers don’t actually know how to use Git from the command line. I know there are a couple of tools out there like Tower that are supposed...
Why Kotlin is Dope: Part 2

Why Kotlin is Dope: Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of my series on Kotlin. If you haven’t already, make sure you go back and read Why Kotlin is Dope: Part 1. Toasts Really not much of a difference here, just no semicolon. JavaToast.makeText(context, "hello world!" ,...
Why Kotlin is Dope: Part 1

Why Kotlin is Dope: Part 1

I started converting my first project to Kotlin just a couple of months ago and literally after only a couple of hours I immediately saw how cool Kotlin was. To put this in perspective, I started writing Android apps with the release of Froyo back in the Eclipse days...
Snapchat Spectacles Onboarding UX Teardown

Snapchat Spectacles Onboarding UX Teardown

The one year anniversary of when Snap Inc. released their camera glasses, The Spectacles, just passed and tech blogs like TechCrunch are already calling them a failure. Whether they flopped or not, as a mobile developer I was still pleased with their approach on UI/UX...
5 Parse Alternatives For Mobile Apps

5 Parse Alternatives For Mobile Apps

Just in case you haven’t heard, Parse just went belly up, what now? Yesterday Parse, acquired by Facebook in 2013, dropped the bomb on their blog that they would be shutting down its mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) on January 28, 2017. Since the acquisition,...
5 Reasons Why I Jumped #TeamAndroid For #TeamiPhone

5 Reasons Why I Jumped #TeamAndroid For #TeamiPhone

Download I promised I haven’t succumbed to the hype, the stars have aligned and this year I switched to the iPhone 6S Plus. Just hear me out; I’ve been an Android user my whole life and despite practically building my career on developing Android apps, I’m...
Could Pookie Have Possibly Known Pascal?

Could Pookie Have Possibly Known Pascal?

In the crime epic film New Jack City (1991), Nino Brown is a legitimate entrepreneur in his own right. The movie follows his rise to power in the 80’s as leader of the CMB drug cartel. He builds an empire that yields over $1M a day using modern business...
Pick Random Object, Add Internet

Pick Random Object, Add Internet

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) just ended where 175,000+ people flooded Vegas to party and show off their companies’ latest gadgets. Everyone not named Apple was there, and companies like LG, Samsung, and Sony proved that we’ve reached a point where...
5 Things To Do If You Have An App Idea

5 Things To Do If You Have An App Idea

1. See if it’s already out there This sounds pretty obvious, but you don’t know how many times I’ve talked to someone with literally pages of notes on app that’s already in the market. Here are few places outside a simple Google search to help...