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Cross-Platform Design Strategy Tips in 2019

Android and iOS users have been at odds for over a decade. Each platform carving out its path and even stepping on each other's toes in the process. However, for many consumer app developers to pick a side would mean to ignore a large chunk of users. Android and iOS...

What to Expect in iOS 12 and Android 9 ‘Pie’

  Organizations in the market for new mobile solutions should find plenty of ideas to play in the recent introduction of Android 9 ‘Pie’ and the release of iOS 12. But what really stands out are the UX improvements which elevate your app’s potential to delight...

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An Intern Project to Drive Good: Feed Racer

What is Feed Racer? Feed Racer is a competitive food donation app built to help FeedMore in its mission to help provide in-need Virginia families and individuals with food supplies  — it’s a race to win where everyone wins. A two-fold project:...

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Enhancing Your User’s Experience with ARKit

Augmented Reality (AR) gives us the ability to enhance our world with a real-time overlay of sound, graphics or video. With the promises of Swift’s ARKit, developers have the opportunity to harness this great power and create projects where our only...

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Scaling a Push Notification Server

Previously we explored the topic of setting up a sandbox push notification server in Node.js. This featured a Mongodb instance to store users and device IDs, as well as endpoints to register users and send them the push notifications all at once. But what...

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