Computer Science and Psychology? How does that work?

The challenges of the future are in the seams of things.
Studying both Computer Science and Psychology has taught me the value of transdisciplinary understanding, and how our most pressing challenges require polymaths.

React Native Isomorphic app in a weekend

TeamParrot is an app that reads your Slack scrollback out loud so you can listen to your coworkers while doing awesome stuff. Because I work in a distributed company and have coworkers all around the globe, every day I wake up to a full wall of scrollback to go through. Some of it is actionable,Continue reading “React Native Isomorphic app in a weekend”

React Native CodePush

CodePush is a magical service that lets you update your app on the fly! It means that when you find a bug in your app you can push the code instantly to your users and update their apps / release new features. Why should I care? With Native apps you have to go through appContinue reading “React Native CodePush”

React Native: Rename my app

You started building your app before you knew what it was, didn’t you? Well, that is certainly what I did. My app started as “SlackBird”, then I realized that i may be violating some trademark there ( hint: probably not “bird” ), so I went and changed the name to “TLDR“. But after that IContinue reading “React Native: Rename my app”

React Native: Vector Icons – FontAwesome and others

You want some nice icons in your app, don’t you? In my laziness I tried using emojis instead, but it turned out to be sub-par. So I conceded and installed an icon package called React Native Vector Icons npm install react-native-vector-icons –save to install How this works This package provides fonts and some wrappers. SinceContinue reading “React Native: Vector Icons – FontAwesome and others”

React Native Web & Isomorphic magic

One of the most appealing qualities of React Native is the idea of isomorphic code. Code, that can run on both iOS and Android, enabling you to write 2 apps at the same time. But, there is another benefit to isomorphic code. You can also speed up writing your code just for one app. SinceContinue reading “React Native Web & Isomorphic magic”