Development Menu for the Rescue

Tuesday, 19 September 2023

A modern approach in app software development involves adding a development menu to the app. This feature is commonly found in larger companies, like Trade Republic, and is designed to streamline the development process.

Rather than navigating through the app or sifting through code for minor adjustments, the menu serves as a centralized hub. Within it, you can visually examine and interact with various elements of your app, such as UI components, color palettes, behaviors, and fonts. Additionally, you can easily change the values of feature flags and also use it as a playground for testing new technologies. At Trade Republic, our development menu is in SwiftUI, even though our app uses UIKit. My personal projects also feature a SwiftUI development menu.

The development menu is solely for development purposes and may not adhere to the same software quality and development rules as the actual app. Based on certain directives, it is stripped out from the versions of the app released on the App Store or Google Play. However, companies may still enable it in internal builds of the app.

It’s like having a secret lab for your app.

The NEW ERA of AI is Here

Sunday, 1 January 2023

AI is changing the world as we know it.

While Alexa, Siri, and Hey Google have been responding to our voices for quite a while now, several companies are making use of AI to conduct more sophisticated tasks.

This includes automation, like scheduling and bookkeeping, as well as making predictions about weather, traffic, and other aspects of daily life.

In this video, I’m going to break down the different features of the most advanced AI tools in the market.

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My Broken Experience With Alarms on AppleWatch

Thursday, 17 November 2022

I have a list of all the things I wish iOS and watchOS did, and most releases never bring me the joy of ticking items off. This time was no different…

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Save Your Relationship With Your iPhone With These Tips

Saturday, 22 October 2022

There is no question that the smartphones have gained their place little by little in our lives over the years… They can take us places, they can feed our curiosity, but every so often they are just annoying.

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iOS 16 - What’s New in Productivity

Friday, 30 September 2022

Check out some of the improvements on iOS 16 regarding productivity, but please try not to get distracted with the Greek landscapes.

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Sunset In Paros | Sony a7S III With Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN ART

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

No productivity or tech video this time, but rather a relaxing video of a beautiful sunset in Paros - Greece this summer.

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A Miminalist Home Screen

Friday, 9 September 2022

It’s a simple method that can help you enrich your early routine, make it more appealing and more than just coffee and contemplation. It encompasses from embracing solitude in the mornings to reaching a specific type of mindset.

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A Miminalist Home Screen

Thursday, 4 August 2022

Ever since I started my tech career, I’ve always considered technology as a medium to support us on achieving what we set goals for, or help us do what we can’t physically do by ourselves, and make things easier for us. Not have it use us to achieve what it wants. However, those small pieces of glass can be a hidden agent of addiction.

Let’s talk about intentional use of our phones.

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Reading News Using Instapaper and Kindle

Thursday, 7 July 2022

The common narrative about Internet is that we are living in an immediatist world, where all the things seem to fight for our attention. So finding non-intrusive ways to browse news and articles has become more and more difficult, as we are constantly rewarded for using apps and websites that are architectured to entice us to see what they want us to see.

In this video I show you the new way that I consume news.

It is a combo of Kindle, Instapaper and Smartphone. Check it out!

The iPhone Feature That You Need for Your Next Trip

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Now that we are back in traveling, I thought it would be helpful to share how I set up my phone for productivity while I’m far away from home and how you can also do it a few minutes.

This is also my first video on YouTube! Let’s go!!!