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Make Your App Profitable, Part 2 – Harnessing the Mobile Funnel

by Matthew Knippen

Subscription-based apps need a special approach when it comes to analytics. Learn how a variation on the traditional sales funnel helps you work with LTV, subscriber retention, and churn rates to make your app better—and more profitable.

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Avoiding Bad Practices in iOS and Android Design

by Martin Doychev

In an era of cross-platform mobile development, it is crucial to understand the specifics of different operating systems and hardware. In this article, Mobile Developer Martin Doychev lists a number of bad practices employed while creating apps for iOS and Android and explains what you should and shouldn’t do.

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How to Create a Swipeable UITabBar From the Ground Up

by George Vashakidze

Apple’s iOS SDK features a bevy of built-in UI components, but what happens when you decide you need a bit more? What if you need to create a swipeable UITabBar? In this post, Toptal iOS Developer George Vashakidze explains how he tried using a third-party library, and why he chose to create his own solution instead.

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Make Your App Profitable – Leverage Mobile Analytics

by Matthew Knippen

Building a mobile app isn't cheap—and the harsh reality is that most apps fail. Find out how to leverage fundamental analytics metrics to make sure your app actually turns a profit.

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How to Implement T9 Search in iOS

by George Vashakidze

T9 predictive text has been around for ages, and it lost relevance with the advent of modern smartphones. However, T9 can still be a useful addition to certain types of apps on iOS. In this article, Toptal Swift Developer George Vashakidze explains why T9 can still be useful and practical, and how you can add it to your next iOS app.

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Build a QR Scanner: A React Native Camera Tutorial

by Bassam Seif

Cross-platform mobile apps are increasingly being built with React Native. But how can you scan for QR codes and augment the user's camera view when they're present?

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Working With Static Patterns: A Swift MVVM Tutorial

by Lucas van Dongen

Real-time data-driven apps create new challenges in the way we structure our programs, especially on mobile. In this article, Toptal Freelance iOS Developer Lucas van Dongen implements an iOS chat app, comparing the classic MVC approach with a static immutable MVVM pattern.

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Collusion: Nearby Device Networking with MultipeerConnectivity in iOS

by Ben Gottlieb

Traditionally, connecting devices for peer-to-peer communications has been a tedious task: An application needs to discover what’s around it, open connections on both sides, and then maintain them as network infrastructure, connections, distances, etc. Realizing the difficulties inherent in these activities, in iOS 7 and macOS 10.10 Apple introduced its MultipeerConnectivity framework. Join Toptal Freelance iOS Developer Ben Gottlieb as he explains what MultipeerConnectivity is, and teaches us how to use it.

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ARKit Demo: Augmented Reality Movie Making

by Altaibayar Tseveenbayar

Augmented reality and virtual reality are becoming mainstream and easily available. In this article, Toptal Freelance iOS Developer Altaibayar Tseveenbayar showcases a demo app for adding virtual objects to a video feed using ARKit.

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