In olden times, when mobile apps wanted to show web content, they would open the URL in the default browser. This caused the browser to become the active application, and depending on the platform, may have also required the user to perform more than just a single tap to return to the previous app. Continue reading →
In a previous post, we talked about building Swift and Objective-C frameworks. Now we’ll tackle troubleshooting your framework integrations, specifically, manually managed dependencies. One thing to note is that if you are using a package manager for your integrations, then these techniques may not be helpful for you.
As you probably know, Snapchat is a messaging platform for sharing “fleeting” moments. When you share photos or videos with a friend (or group of friends), they can only be seen for 10 seconds and then they disappear. These are called “snaps.”
What are Facebook Instant Articles? Facebook introduced Facebook Instant Articles (FIAs) to provide mobile device users with a better experience while reading content linked from within Facebook. Content appears almost instantly – typically, in less than a third of a second, as compared with average load times of 3-5 seconds for regular links. The other terrific thing about FIAs is that these articles provide a more enjoyable and immersive experience – with higher-quality imagery, more interactive capabilities (such as panning images by tilting the phone) and other advanced features – which result from FIAs being created in mobile-optimized HTML5 code. Users can easily identify links to FIAs by the lightning bolt icon shown on an article’s image preview.
Apple CEO Tim Cook proclaimed his love for augmented reality over virtual reality earlier this week, saying it “allows users to be present.” Which led this author to wonder, “what the heck is augmented reality, and how is it different from virtual reality?”
If there’s one standout theme in media this year, it’s nostalgia. With Star Wars, Star Trek, and Ghostbusters on the big screen, and Pokemon GO ruling summer gameplay, putting a new spin on something from the past has taken the world by storm. At AddThis, we’ve coined this “nostalgiajacking.”