Facebook login with Chrome Custom Tabs

airfacebook-ctt-hor

Chrome Custom Tabs is an Android library providing in-app view with Chrome-like look and feel. Furthermore, it shares cookies stored by the browser and as a result, users don’t have to type in their account details again if they have signed in to Facebook before using Chrome. The library offers better user experience compared to in-app web view, which requires user’s details every time. Of course, if native Facebook app is installed, it’ll be used instead.

Read More…

Reducing compilation time of Starling & Feathers projects

idea-starling-feathers

When using Starling together with Feathers I always use the source files instead of precompiled SWCs. Using the source files has a few benefits thanks to which you can:

  • Look under the hood to get an idea of how things work
  • Use the latest version from the GitHub (as the SWCs are not rebuilt after every fix)
  • Make changes to some of the APIs very quickly

None of this is possible if you’re using the precompiled SWCs. On the other hand, project compilation takes a little bit longer. Luckily, if you’re one of the many Starling/Feathers developers who use IntelliJ IDEA then there’s an easy way to achieve faster compilation times while having the ability to browse and edit the sources.

Read More…