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Conversation Design User Experiences for SiriKit and iOS

What You’ll Be Creating Introduction A lot of articles, our site included, have focused on helping readers create amazing iOS apps by designing a great mobile user experience (UX).  However, with the emergence of the Apple Watch a few years ago, alongside CarKit, and more recently the HomePod this year, we are starting to see a lot more apps and IoT appliances that use voice commands instead of visual interfaces. The prevalence of IoT devices such as the HomePod and other voice assistants, as well as the explosion in voice-assistant enabled third-party apps, has given rise to a whole...

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Expanded Course: Learn PHP for WordPress

If you’re ready to take your WordPress skills to the next level and get your feet wet with PHP, you’ll love our newly expanded course, Learn PHP for WordPress. What You’ll Learn In this course, Envato Tuts+ instructor Rachel McCollin will give you an overview of what PHP is and how it’s used for WordPress themes and plugins, with examples.  You’ll go on to learn how to create a PHP file and use it to output HTML. Then you’ll learn to use functions, loops and if statements for coding custom WordPress themes and plugins. This course has recently been updated with...

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Code a Widget for Your Android App: Add a Configuration Activity

Application widgets provide your users with easy access to your application’s most frequently used features, while giving your app a presence on the user’s homescreen. By adding a widget to your project, you can provide a better user experience, while encouraging users to remain engaged with your application, as every single time they glance at their homescreen they’ll see your widget, displaying some of your app’s most useful and interesting content. In this three-part series, we’re building an application widget that has all the functionality you’ll find in pretty much every Android application widget.  In the first post, we created a widget...

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10 Best Ad Manager WordPress Plugins

It wasn’t very many years ago when everyone was trying to make a quick buck on a blog. Fast-forward just a few years, and the entire scene has changed radically. Selling advertising on a website isn’t as easy as it once was. The “Golden Age of Blogging” has certainly passed, but that doesn’t mean monetization has come to an end. It simply requires more effort on behalf of publishers and content creators. Whether you’re selling ads to a third party or you’re using your platform to promote your own content, a solid advert plugin can make all of the...

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Cleaning Up Your Data With Go: Part 2

Overview This is part two out of two in a series on cleaning up data using Go. In part one, we covered the basic text facilities of Go and working with CSV files. In this tutorial, we’ll dive into actual data cleaning.  We’ll start by understanding the problem of messy data and coming up with a strategy, and then we’ll look into verifying individual fields, fixing the data where possible, and deciding what to do about missing values. Data Cleaning Strategy A strategy for cleaning up data should dictate what to do when encountering invalid, messy, partial, or missing...

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