You will soon be able to submit app review to Playstore without leaving the app

App reviews helps to boost app rating and downloads on Google Play and we have always wished for an easier way of allowing users to submit their app ratings and reviews without leaving application, this might be possible soon as Google is testing a way to make reviewing Play Store apps easier than ever, with an in-app review flow. Developers will be able to trigger a simple bottom sheet for in-app reviews, tuned to the same Material Theme style of the Google Play Store. From this, you’ll be able to choose a number of stars and leave a comment.

This will ease and also increase number of users who opt to give feedback about the application.

Building Bots with Node.js – Free eBook

Bots everywhere! Conversational and chat-enabled apps are well positioned to become the next big platform and how apps are developed. Advances in machine learning, natural conversational APIs have taken off and many high tech and software giants are embracing conversational bots and provide APIs that allow developers to create applications that seamlessly integrate into these conversational platforms, enhancing user’s experience. This book explores some of these platforms in and simple and intuitive way, allowing developers to quickly come up to speed with them.

How to enable Sidecar on Older Macs hardware

Apple rolled out the public beta of the long awaited iOS 13 and macOS Catalina. One of the biggest new feature is Sidecar which lets you use your iPad as a second display for your Mac. This feature is only available on some latest models of Mac, This is because Older Macs hardware doesn’t support HEVC encoding due to lack of Intel Core 6th gen processor. This is disappointing to many Mac users since most people own Older Macs because generally apple devices last long and not forgetting that crazy price point of getting a new one.

There is a work around to activate this feature on your old Mac device, Follow the procedure below to activate and try Sidecar on your iPad and MacBook

defaults write com.apple.sidecar.display AllowAllDevices -bool true; defaults write com.apple.sidecar.display hasShownPref -bool true; open /System/Library/PreferencePanes/Sidecar.prefPane
    • Connect you iPad to the same WiFi network as your MacBook. Running the above command will activate Sidecar and automatically launch the setup screen.

  • Select iPad on the connect to drop down list.
  • This will extend your Mac display to your iPad, The graphics might appear pixelated but it is due lack of HEVC encoding

5 Fresh learning app concepts

We are currently in a period where focus is starting to shift to EDTECH. Most new innovations in humanitarian space and other corporate organizations are now more focused on how to improve learning and engagement among staff. I have selected some few interesting designs on dribble. They include:

Education App Exploration

This is an Education app which is mainly for online courses portal.

Anatomic – Profile & Explore 

Anatomy learning made fun and engaging – that’s the ultimate goal we have. With the Anatomic app, you can scan yourself or your friend with a phone and explore the details of the human anatomy. 

 

Courses app

Clipping CACD App

largest community of students for diplomat’s career in Brazil.

Courses Mobile App Design Concept 

Digital data collection and Advocacy

Under MSF displacement unit, I worked in South sudan – Yambio – to pilot an innovative approach to evidence-based advocacy by systematically capturing information about the functioning of primary healthcare facilities in remote areas using mobile devices. The main objective of this project was to test the effectiveness of using technology in data collection and in the process help identify various medical supplies challenges in the region.

Readmore about the project 

HEFAD – Health Facility Database

HEFAD is an health facility database application designed to enable users in Kenya to locate and find easily nearby health facilities. The project was inspired by Kenya Master Health Facility List (KMHFL) but now making it accessible on mobile device.

The initial scope of this project was to develop an appointment management system but due to lack of accurate information about health facilities in Kenya the project initial scope was changed. The main objective of this project is to collect and share accurate information about all facilities in Kenya. Among the biggest feature of this application include:

  • Crowdsourcing – Any registered user can contribute to the database by correcting the information about an health facility or adding a new facility.
  • Content review – this is a backend feature which allows the administrator to review and update the requested changes to an health facility, this is to control accuracy of information we receive from our community online.
  • Nearest health facilities – the application allows you to only show the nearest clinics and also enables you to navigate there with help of google maps.
  • Facility Rating – you can rate an health facility based on their services to inform others about the quality of services and treatment.
  • Powerful search engine – this search module enables users to filter health facilities based on counties, names, locality and even rating. 
  • Simplified user interface

Future developments  

  • Appointment booking – this will enable patients to book appointments easily.
  • Integration with wordpress to power appointments engine.
  • Health tips to help you monitor your health.
  • IOS version of HEFAD
  • Open source – we will open this system to enable developers around the world contribute to this project.
  • APIs to enable developers integrate with our application to get any kind of public health facilities information.
  • Regulators Integration – this is to allow users to confirm if the health facility is registered by the ministry of  health or not. 

 

How to install iOS 13 beta 2 without a developer account

Apple announced the newest version of its iOS operating system, iOS 13, on June 3 at the keynote event of the 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference. iOS 13 is a huge overhaul to iOS, with a long list of new features. Readmore about What is new in iOS 13>>

During this event, Apple also announced various changes on macOS, watchOS and also launched iPadOS which aims at making the iPad line of apple products more powerful, intuitive and simple like macOS. Developer betas were available for testing immediately after the event but they promised to do the first public beta release in July. The normal process of downloading and installing developer beta profile on any apple device has always been specific to apple developers only but now you can download it without developer account thanks to https://betaprofiles.com/ This website allows you to download iOS 13 beta in three simple steps:

  • To get started, open Safari on your iOS device then go to to betaprofiles.com.

  • Tap on download under  iOS13 + iPadOS section, your device will have you approve the beta profile you’re about to install

  • Allow then go to Settings>General>Profiles then open iOS 13 Beta profile and tap install. After installing it, your phone will restart to apply the settings.

  • After the restart go to Settings > General > Software Update to download and install any new versions of iOS 13.

For iPad  and Mac the process is the same as above.

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