Spring cleaning, and it’s not even spring: Apple says it will clean up the App Store, removing outdated and broken apps. They will pay special attention to health apps. This coincides with the upcoming iPhone 7 release.
Adobe XD, a/k/a Experience Design, lets you create realistic prototypes of apps rapidly, accurately, and without having to write any code. Since XD is made by Adobe, you may find the user interface and the tools familiar. But it also has unique features, like the dynamic Repeat Grid and Prototype mode.
Once you’ve completed your project, you can use Adobe Creative Cloud to share the prototype with other people and view it on your own device, without having to deal with security issues. This way, you can see how your app will look and behave before you start programming.
In this course, we complete a small project from start to finish, using all the tools and features of XD. All the class files and fonts are included. XD currently runs only on the Macintosh, and Adobe said they will release a Windows version towards the end of 2016. If you learn the Mac version, you’ll probably be able to use the Windows version without much trouble.
Microsoft just released iOS & Android versions of Office Lens, a mobile scanner app that works standalone and also integrates with OneNote. Previously, Office Lens was available only for Windows phones.
More info and screen shots from Tech Crunch.
Microsoft just released OneNote for the Kindle Fire, and the app is free. More info here.
Do you have an iPad or #iPhone but want the SwiftKey keyboard that’s on Android devices? Until now, the only way to get it is to jailbreak the phone. But iOS has a loophole: apps can have their own keyboards.
Today, SwiftKey released a free note-taking app called SwiftKey Note that has the keyboard you want. So you can type your text in this app, then copy and paste. So it’s not a perfect solution, but it’s the best you’ll get without jailbreaking.
The page in the app store lists many features of the app. Search for it in the app store, or go to this link on your mobile device:
I just downloaded it and will give it a try.