Introduction to React Native

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The React Native project was introduced during the first React conference in January 2015. It allows you to build native mobile applications using the same concepts from React. In this post I am going to explain the main building blocks of React Native through the example of an iOS demo application.

The demo application uses Last.fm as its dataset.

Introduction to React Native →
Example project repository (GitHub) →

Last.fm and Spotify partnering up

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We’ve teamed up with Spotify to bring their entire catalogue, on demand, to the world’s leading music recommendation service. Whether it be your own profile page, artist pages or album pages – if Spotify has it, you can play it and control it on Last.fm via the Spotify playbar at the bottom of the screen.

Remember last.fm was one of the very first to offer full track playback in 2008. Their catalog just got a major upgrade 🙂

Did someone say on demand? →
My last.fm profile →

Introducing BramVanDamme.be

Bram Van DammeBram.us always went along with the tagline “Days in the Life of a Geezer named Bramus!” As of last week this is no more as this site doesn’t fully track my online trail as – next to this blog – I’m blogging on Nieuw in Gent, tweeting all day long, uploading pics to flickr, bookmarking on del.icio.us, listening to music, etc.

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