How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist — The Startup — Medium

One of the best articles I’ve read this week. There are a number of subtle aspects to app design that affect how users experience apps. This article pulls back the curtain and looks at some of the more common psychological tricks and how they can be used to hijack users thoughts. Use with care.

Source: How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist — The Startup — Medium

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Technical Note TN2434: Minimizing your app’s Memory Footprint

This detailed guide provides a walkthrough of the steps to profile your app’s memory usage in Xcode. Using Instruments Allocations tool, tracking memory allocations and tracing back to the source code.

Source: Technical Note TN2434: Minimizing your app’s Memory Footprint

Great Software Isn’t Built To Last, It’s Built To Die Gracefully — Building FreshBooks — Medium

Another great post about software development. All of the sections under “Don’t build for the future, build for future change” are simply a must read.

Source: Great Software Isn’t Built To Last, It’s Built To Die Gracefully — Building FreshBooks — Medium

ConstraintLayout 101 & the new Layout Builder in Android Studio – Riggaroo

One of the more interesting new tools introduced during I/O is the new ConstraintLayout (iOS?).. It’s compatible all the way back to API 9 which makes it relevant to all Android apps and it is expected to replace all the complex layout views. This post is a great starting point to get all the basics of the new layout and how to use it. Must read.

Source: ConstraintLayout 101 & the new Layout Builder in Android Studio – Riggaroo

What’s new in Android development tools – Google I/O 2016 – YouTube

There were a lot of interesting sessions in Google I/O. The full playlist is available on youtube. I find this one mandatory. It’s a fast tour of all the latest and greatest changes to the development tools.