You're an amateur - that's why your app gets 1-star ratings

You're an amateur - that's why your app gets 1-star ratings

You keep complaining about ungrateful users that give your app a low ratings. It's not their fault, you brought this upon yourself. I've looked at your app and collected a list of what you did to make it so...

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Using Qt to build an Omi App for iOS (and Android)

Using Qt to build an Omi App for iOS (and Android)

Working on projects where the technology is pre-determined, it's often difficult to be able to deep-dive into familiar waters. Recently, we have been working on a new service called Omi - and in that context I was able to use two weeks to knock together a prototype of a mobile app for it using Qt and QML. With the help of QML, we were able to build a responsive and functional UX in less than two weeks What follows is a bit of a braindump of trips and ticks I found or discovered. For those expecting a more complete end-result, I apologise in advance; This is all I managed to cobble together before moving on to new projects...

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Fast splash screens on Android

Fast splash screens on Android

In order to make an app feel fast, it's important that the user sees something immediately when the app launches. I still see many apps that take several seconds to show anything, and it makes me wonder if the developer simply don't know how to achieve this instant gratification. Therefore I've decided to write a small post explaining how to get this done. If your app needs a lighting fast splash screen then this is for you.

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