mobile product engineer, iOS and/or React Native.

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On iOS, this is a non-starter. The system suspends your app after a certain amount of time in the background, and closes any web socket connections whether you like it or not.

You might be able to make it work on Android (I have a lot less experience working with Android than iOS), but the trade-off is that if every one of your apps is holding open a network connection for its own push notifications, that would impact your battery life. Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) from Google, and Apple Push Notification Service (APNS) both work by funneling all notifications through a single network connection to the user’s device.

And for what it’s worth, FCM just proxies messages to APNS when the client is an iOS device. Not even Google can create a true alternative for push notifications on iOS.


I currently use VSCode at work, but I might try this. Any pitfalls or unexpected downsides I should be aware of when I make the switch?


I’m a mobile app dev. When I develop in native Swift, I use Xcode for Apple platform lock-in reasons. When I develop in React Native, I use VSCode.


This is something I’ve been working on the past few weekends. There’s still a long way to go before it’s App Store ready, for instance I still haven’t implemented authentication. Contributions welcome!..


A piece of tape is probably fine. In their support doc they say it’s safe to use a cover less than 0.1mm thick. I feel like they’re more worried about something like this:


I guess I’m not active enough on this site to see people posting about censorship on Lemmy. But on other networks (especially on reddit and twitter), the people complaining about censorship are just mad that there are consequences for saying nasty stuff.




Heh, that’s sincerely kinda cute.

I’ve heard of the USDS before. Sounds like it would be an interesting place to work, except that they want people to be based in commuting distance to DC, and I can’t see myself moving.

https://www.usds.gov