Mobile SDKs part 1: WTF is a mobile SDK?
When you're building a mobile app you want to prioritise your hard work on the things that give your users the unique value of your product. You want to be adding, improving, and fixing those features. There are lots of third party tools and services you might decide to use so that you're not building everything from scratch. Here I talk about what a mobile SDK is and how you can use one.
Mobile SDKs series intro
Mobile SDKs are tools that developers can use to add features to their apps, and I love them. They've become a passion of mine over the years, and I'm lucky enough to have worked on a few at King, Zendesk, and Intercom. In this series of posts I'll be sharing perspectives on mobile SDK development and the challenges of building them, as well as some of the ways I've tackled them in the past. Many are relevant if you're building mobile apps or other kinds of SDK as well.
At Mobilize Dublin’s January meetup, I shared some of the work we’re doing at Intercom to help our customers to give their app users an amazing onboarding experience. I talked about how we explored the problem, decided on a solution, and shared a sneak peak at what we’re building right now. Video Slides
iPadOS and Catalyst: Blurring the lines between desktop and mobile
In a recent talk, I shared a few thoughts on what Apple’s iPadOS and Catalyst announcements at this year’s WWDC might mean for us. If Apple gets its way, we’re in for an interesting shift in the way that we think about mobile products and how we organise our businesses around them. Apple has been […]
Feature fixation – Tweetbot and regex
For some strange reason, I’ve thought a lot about regular expressions lately. I’ve even played a game (or two). As a result, my feature fixation for this post is Tweetbot 4 for iOS and its regular expression mute filters. It’s reasonable to say that regex would be an advanced feature of any consumer product like […]