5 Mobile Development Blogs You Can’t Code Without

DevToolsGuy / Thursday, April 4, 2013

A good blog can be a lifesaver for a developer. Some provide good background reading on the industry being worked on. Some provide code help, hints and tips, and other practical resources, while others just provide a well-earned distraction, which can be vital on a complex or challenging project.


Here at Infragistics we provide lots of tools and controls for mobile web and app development. As a result we like to think we know a thing or two when it comes to the mobile development blogosphere. So here are our five favorite mobile development blogs at the moment:


1. Toastmo

Toastmo is the blog of mobile development company Two Toasters. They are well known for creating some beautiful sites and apps, including the Airbnb Android app. The blog focuses on things the company has learned and things they wish to teach the wider community. Full of useful advice and code examples, this is a site you will want to check on regularly.


2. Mobile tuts+

Mobile tuts+ is the mobile site of the larger tuts+ site, which is dedicated to hands on practical tutorials. Along with their written, code-sample rich tutorials and a stellar community, the site also offers a ton of video content. If you opt for their premium (paid for) service, Mobile tuts+ offers even more, including access to some very talented instructors.


3. Android Developers Blog

Those working with Android devices will find a lot to love in this blog. Written by various Google employees (The Google Play team, the Android frameworks team, the Android developer relations team, to name but a few) this blog covers a mix of technical topics (i.e. Using cryptography to store credentials safely) to softer subjects (i.e. biographies of developers like Smule).


4. NSHipster

NSHipster bills itself as “a journal of the overlooked bits in Objective-C and Cocoa.” This is a really technical blog, offering weekly advice on how to get the best out of the Apple’s programming language of choice.


5. Windows Phone Developer Blog

The only “official” blog on this list, the Windows Phone Developer Blog is written by various members of the Windows Phone development team. Comprised of lots of useful posts and updated very regularly (7 posts in March so far), this blog is a good place to visit to stay up-to-date in the fast moving Windows Phone world.