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Airbnb Introduces Lottie, A Tool To Help Developers Add Animations To Apps

Airbnb lottie tool

Airbnb engineers have developed Lottie which is an open source tool to assist app developers add animations to native apps.

Lottie is a library for IOS, React Native and Android and renders After Effect animation in real time.  “Lottie allows engineers to build richer animations without the painstaking overhead of re-writing them,” the team wrote in a blog post. “With Lottie, digging through frameworks for reference, guessing durations, manually creating Bézier curves, and re-making animations with nothing more than a GIF for reference will be a thing of the past.”

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Apple Is Knocked Off As World’s Most Valuable Brand

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It seems that Apple is no longer the no.1 tech giant in the market as a recent study revealed that the numero uno position has been secured by Google.

Annual ranking form Brand Finance has announced that the monetary value of Google has increased to a staggering $109.5 last year, resulting in a 24% overall increase whilst Apple’s monetary value fell from $145.9 billion to $107.1 billion. This decrease resulted in Apple’s loss and Google’s gain as it snagged the top spot by $2.4 billion.

“Apple has failed to maintain its technological advantage and has repeatedly disillusioned its advocates with tweaks when material changes were expected,” the author of the study wrote while explaining that the tech-giant has “over-exploited the goodwill” of its loyal customers and its inability to “demonstrate that genuinely innovative technologies desired by consumers are in the pipeline.”

Google “remains largely unchallenged in its core search business, which is the mainstay of its advertising income,” Brand Finance wrote in the report. Though the increased revenue has helped Google, its brand strength score indicates “underlying brand equity” which was up by two points.

The study also revealed that after Google and Apple, Amazon came in at no.3 followed by AT&T, Microsoft.


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Google Employees Protest Trump’s Immigration Ban

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It seems that Trump’s ban on immigrants have angered the employees at Google where over 2,000 Google employees rallied against Donald Trump and his executive order, banning immigrants of seven Muslim majority countries from entering the United States, touting signs reading “No ban No wall”, “Nation of immigrants” and “Even introverts are here”.

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Snapchat Creates QR codes for Websites

Snapchat Creates QR codes

So it seems that Snapchat has upped their game again with their recent added feature which turns URL’s into “Snapcodes”.

With iOS and Android Beta update of Snapchat released today, users are able to use this unique feature from within the app itself. By creating a Snapcode for a website, users will be able to easily share the URL of any website with other Snapchat users in the form of a QR Snapcode.

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