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Can’t find variable: Symbol in React Native

I really like using React Native, I prefer it to native even though my background is mostly native apps(I’m definitely not a Web Developer). That being said, React Native isn’t without its flaws….

Copying to the Clipboard with React Native

Last week I wrote a brief article about showing Toasts on Android with React Native. In that article I mentioned using the Clipboard in React Native, and it’s something that I had to…

getRunningAppProcesses Can Return Null

It’s been awhile since I’ve made a post so I thought I’d try and make a habit of adding tips on a regular basis, I’ve been kind of swamped. Anyway back to the…

startForegroundService vs. startService

Android Oreo brought in some new limitations on background processing. I think the goal of this was to put restrictions on apps that were silently eating away at battery on previous OS versions….

Simple Pagination with RecyclerView and OnScrollListener

I’ve been working on a small news feed component for a project recently and wanted to find a way to auto-load posts while the user scrolls through a list. After a bit of…

Kotlin: Not enough information to infer parameter T

The other day I was updating a project to support API 26(it’ll have to support 27 too soon enough…) and I decided to also update the Kotlin version in the process. After I…

Using Firebase JobDispatcher for Recurring Tasks

Firebase JobDispatcher is a library that I’ve been wanting to write about for a while now. It’s a library that you can use to schedule recurring tasks for your Android app. It isn’t…

SDK Build Tools Versions and React Native

Last week I wrote a short post about prompting users to send emails in React Native without using any native libraries. In it I talked a little bit about the technical debt involved…

Google Play Search/UI Changes (February 2018)

Last week I wrote a little bit about what I suspected was some kind of Google Play Search/Algorithm change, a lot of developers on a couple of different forums were reporting a pretty…

Possible Google Play Algorithm Change? (February 2018)

I have a feeling that there might have been a Google Play algorithm change. I’m not certain about it but there are a couple of things that made me think there could have…

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