TL;DR: with colleagues from Ackee we developed RxOauth2, an open source library to handle OAuth with RxJava streams. You may take a look at it directly or read this blog post (part 1 is here) to find out why and how we implemented it.
Performance matters. It is especially true for audio performance, where you want the audio to be as smooth as possible. In this article I will have a look at various available options you can use in your high performance audio app on Android. But first, we need to understand the motivation behind high performance audio. Why is it important? What problems are we trying to solve? What apps are we actually talking about?
The Material Design 2.0 comes with couple of new and interesting concepts. One of them is the emphasis on shapes of your components. There is one way to create very nice complex shapes in a very simple way which is called MaterialShapeDrawable. Is it useful for app development? Is it easy to use enough? Let’s find out.
In Ackee we, Android developers, are mostly dealing with Play Store-oriented apps, aimed at the general public. Shared economy, food and grocery delivery, car management, education, job finding, advertising: apps in these areas are usually easily discoverable and aren’t limited to specific organizations, devices or accounts. But sometimes, our client’s requirement is to develop an internal app for their corporation with different access levels, limitations, remote configuration and strong emphasis on security. Ticketing, logistics, courier navigation are some of the use cases for enterprise apps closed to the public.
You might have read my previous series of blogs on React Native. And I feel sad, that it remained a bit misunderstood. By all means, React Native is an interesting technology; I just meant to point out its weaknesses and a way it’s being misused by the agencies around us. And as we see now after a while, according to AirBnB and Udacity who stopped using react for their app development, I was right.
Error handling is hard and every developer I know doesn’t like to do it. It’s almost always the last thing to be done in a new project. You have to handle different kinds of errors – from no network connectivity, to servers being down, to user-made validation errors (either local or server-side) all of which lead to a cumbersome correcting process for all parts of the app. I would like to show you our approach to this. (more…)
We won a tender for a new application for the German Bundestag. Our work is fully in process now and the app will be released in autumn 2018. However, we will introduce some details about the application right now!
Reactive programming has become essential for the way we make apps. Most companies today use some sort of a reactive framework, ranging from μFrameworks that implement the most basic Actor model, through hundreds of Future/Promise frameworks with different levels of API richness, all the way up to massive FRP frameworks that introduce a new programming paradigm and shape our application architecture in the process. (more…)
I’m planning on constantly updating and extending this post for the first couple of months that I’m working with Kotlin. I will write down the things that I like about Kotlin, the things I feel are missing or I don’t like, and the things I’m still not sure about. These things may even end up changing their “baskets,” as I’ll be gaining more experience with this language :).