During the last 3 months I decided to up my software development game and attend Makers Academy and my goodness that was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I was able to learn so much in those 3 months and met so many interesting new people that I hoped it would never end, but all good things come to an end and here I am wandering in the wasteland of the real world having learnt a lot but with oh so much more to learn.
Some of the technologies I used at Makers Academy:
To learn ReactJS I took on a tutorial from hashnode.com, on which sadly the resources are outdated so I had to work to figure out what to do essentially translating information from my own resources to accomplish what they asked.
You can checkout some of my projects on: Github: https://github.com/Taziva
Out of all the mobile that have impressed us in the smartphone game era, Monument Valley with it’s great designs and incredible soundtrack has imprinted itself as a standout game upon the population. It’s ascent into cultural greatness rises once more with the release of a vinyl of it’s soundtrack available here.
If you have never played Monument Valley you can find it here.
No, that title is not satirical in any way, shape, or form. Google has teamed up with General Assembly to introduce a course in Immersive Android Development, which includes coding classes and lectures from guest speakers who will come in and teach from their expertise on specific portions of the course.
This is an ultra chessmaster move from Google as creating a stream of Android developers allows them to control the quality of those who will one day go on to work on their Android OS making sure they’re given proper training in the topic, it also allows the company to dip into the creativity of the bright new generation who are finding it hard to find work out here.
This is a great opportunity however the course costs over £8,000 and we’re not quite sure when it will be available in the UK as currently it is only available in San Francisco & New York, but if you have a spare £8,000 burning into your pocket then go for it when it comes around this part of the world.
For more information check it here.
Google hasn’t stopped since the name change, it has carried on innovating and driving forward to push the limits of mobile phone technology. Google has recently updated it’s Android operating system to Marshmallow, keeping with the dessert and sweets naming initiative. Marshmallow has ton of new features however the biggest is probably it’s ‘Google Now Tap’ feature which allows the phone to google from any app, for example if you’re texting someone about seeing a movie you can use the feature to quickly look up what movies are on in your area as well as times. Could Now Tap be a revolutionary tool for the future?
Only time will tell.
For more information check out this review from The Verge.
Video Via: The Verge
Seems Snapchat’s Recent plan to go big with creating it’s own original content has slowed down as the company has recently shutdown it’s Snap Channel on the discovery tab (if you didn’t know where it was). The channel was introduced last year and even had a few shows ready for it including Vegaraland, a six episode series about Sofia Vegara and her life through the eyes of her son. The channel actually went down some time ago however was expected to return very soon with new features although the news going round is that it might not be back at all as the company is apparently laying off the team that has been put in charge of creating and choosing the new content for it’s channel, so as everything stands snapchat’s future looks grim in terms of original content. Snapchat could just be regrouping in order to change it’s strategy on original content however only time will tell.