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No Longer a Hybrid Mobile Developer And No Longer Gone Insane

It’s been about 15 months since I retired from Android so I think it’s time for an update to see how it’s gone, yeah? Firstly, I’ll say that the response to that blog post was shocking. I had tons of comments/support/criticism from Reddit and Hacker News and I read all of it. Did I make the right […]

 

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What Can RIV Do For You?

  John BlancoJohn Blanco is a freelance iOS and Xamarin developer living in Lakewood, CO. He’s been developing mobile apps for 10 years, beginning in the medieval days of Java ME and Blackberry, making him the ultimate hipster mobile engineer. Follow him on Twitter!More Posts Follow Me:

 

It’s Been Real, Android: Why I’m Retiring From Android

Update 10/13 – Due to the overwhelming response, some updates were made to clarify my positions on things. Also, take note, there’s plenty to like about Android development, too! (No provisioning profiles, amirite?) I only focus on the warts because I’m explaining why I left Android. This week marks my final week of working on Android. […]

 

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Time for Apple to Retire the 16GB iPhone?

Stock checks around Colorado suggest there’s far less market for a 16GB model iPhone. Considering the size of apps, photos, videos, expansion of the OS itself, and how difficult it was to upgrade to iOS 8, seems many people are leery. Time to retire it, Apple?  How about a base 32GB model next year? John […]

 

Apple Quality is Down the Shitter

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In 2007, I got a job with EffectiveUI here in Denver as a Flex Developer.  I’ll never forget my first day there: I was sitting alone at my desk for almost the entire day with nothing to do because nobody there had thought to have a computer ready for me when I started… (I actually spent […]

 

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