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Making a Simple Counter in React Native

A couple of months ago I wrote another article explaining how to create a counter in React Native with MobX and more people read it than I had expected. After contemplating a little…

Adding React to an Existing Page

Probably the most common use case for React is creating a one page site or web app. Most people just use something like create-react-app to speed things up. Usually you would use React…

Access Keychain Data from a Today Extension Widget

Recently I’ve been working on a cross platform app that saves some data across sessions. I decided it would also be cool if I could make some kind of Today Extension for the…

Running your React Native project on a physical iOS device

When you’re working on a React Native project you’re probably using a simulator if you’re working on the iOS side. I usually only use a physical iOS device to make sure things are…

Lifecycle and Rendering in Flutter

In the last couple of weeks I’ve been taking a look over Flutter again after reading an article about it by GeekyAnts. I might write an article comparing it to React Native in…

Simple Analytics with React Native

Over the last year I’ve been using React Native a lot and analytics is something that doesn’t seem to have a very robust solution yet. As far as I know there are no…

ReactActivity and ReactActivityDelegate

The other day I was working on something in React Native and was surprised to find that overriding onCreate in the MainActivity(extends ReactActivity) of the project had no effect. Nothing I had placed…

Using MobX With React Native To Make a Counter

If you’ve read any of my other articles you probably know that I like React Native. Lately I spend half of my time using React Native and the other half on native Android…

Quick Note on Uninstalling on Android with Intents

If you’re making an app for Android that involves uninstalling somehow you will probably be in a situation where you want to actually be able to uninstall apps programatically. Unfortunately this isn’t something…

Localizing your App for More Downloads

Localizing your app is a pretty important part of getting downloads. If you limit your description pages to English in most cases(at least without heavy promotion) it’s going to be hard to gain…