The digest of interesting materials for the mobile # 88 developer (January 26 - February 1)

    Many, many interesting materials: the new Stanford course on Swift development, the Pebble emulator, brakes in Android 5, the statistics of visits to the App Store and Google Play - news and articles for every taste in the next digest.

    Candelabrum vs Lollipop

    Our Android development team did not have time to sober up after the celebration of the new 2015, as units in the reviews on Google Play began to pour in for “brakes”. Units poured from users of powerful enough devices like Nexus 5, 6 and 7. The only thing that united them was the operating system: Android 5 (Lollipop).

    Apple Metal Graphics Programming Basics: Getting Started

    Today I’ll talk about how to create a simple Metal application that displays a three-dimensional cube with lighting. Then we will draw some cubes using one of the main features of Metal - rendering in multiple threads.

    Microsoft received $ 70 million from Cyanogen, one of the goals is to reduce Google’s control over Android

    Wall Street Journal sources familiar with the situation claim that Cyanogen, a well-known startup, received a significant round of funding of $ 70 million from Microsoft. One of the goals of the investment is to reduce Google’s control over Android.

    Where did people come from on the App Store and Google Play in Russia in 2014

    Where do people come to app stores? Which sites provide the most traffic? We asked Similarweb to share information about visiting the two largest app stores in Russia.



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