Mikal Muhammad

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Yet Another Engineering Blog

Welcome to the brand new Flipboard engineering blog! I know what you’re thinking. You’ve seen this movie before. Interesting tech projects mixed with industry insights and a dash of unabashed recruiting sprinkled in.<p>That does sound like a formula, but I hope there’s something else that you’ll find …

Layout in Flipboard for Web and Windows

At Flipboard, we are working hard to build the world’s best personal magazine—a magazine made just for you, filled with the stories you care about most.<p>Magazine layout design plays a key role in telling those stories. Good layout design frames a story and impacts how you are informed by the …

Flipboard at AWS Summit 2014

About two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking at Amazon’s AWS Summit 2014. During Andy Jassy’s keynote presentation, I discussed how we use Amazon Web Services in an efficient, performant, and cost-effective way.<p>When people think of Flipboard, what most often comes to mind is our application …

How Flipboard Plays Animated GIFs on iOS

Flipboard has always sought to “cook the raw web” and transform it into something that has the design elegance of a magazine. We consider many details – from the typography of articles, to the layout of photographs – to remain as faithful to the nature of content as possible.<p>When it came to …

Flipboard’s Approach to Automatic Summarization

Bringing the beauty of print to the mobile interface is our all-encompassing vision at Flipboard; in doing so, we’ve learned that it’s necessary to provide our users with an experience dedicated solely to their content. With powerful magazine and topical recommendations, we’ve nearly perfected the …

60 FPS on the Mobile Web

Flipboard launched during the dawn of the smartphone and tablet as a mobile-first experience, allowing us to rethink content layout principles from the web for a more elegant user experience on a variety of touchscreen form factors.<p>Now we’re coming full circle and bringing Flipboard to the web. …

Introducing Flex

At Flipboard, we place a high value on tools that speed up and improve the development process. Today, weʼre excited to announce that weʼre open sourcing an extensive in-app debugging tool for iOS.<p>The Flipboard Explorer, or FLEX, is a component that you can easily drop into any iOS project. When …

NSUserDefaults Performance Boost

Since iOS 8 was released we’ve noticed some sluggishness when using Flipboard in the simulator. When taking a trace with Instruments in normal use we noticed a significant amount of time was being spent in CFPreferences.<p>On Twitter, an Apple engineer acknowledged that there were some changes in iOS …

The Developer’s Toolbox

Simple, Secure, Repeatable<p>Most of us live a connected life by default. I have six computers and three mobile devices that hold bits and pieces of my work and personal lives. As a software engineer that may be on the high end, but surely it’s not uncommon to have a computer or two, a shell account …

Introducing Golden Gate

You might not know it, but both Flipboard for iOS and Flipboard for Android make heavy use of web views. We use web views so we can ensure consistent designs for our partners’ articles across all platforms. Communication between native code and the JavaScript code running in a web view is something …

Presenting BottomSheet

We are happy to introduce BottomSheet a new Open Source Android UI Component!<p>At Flipboard, we love building visually stunning and highly interactive UIs. When building these UIs, we tend to build them as fairly stand alone components. This makes it very easy for our developers to implement a …

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Star Wars

Boba Fett Art by Marco Echevarria

Boba Fett

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Death Star would cost $7.7 octillion per day to operate

Talk about death to the Empire's budget. A British company runs the numbers, including laundry and light-bulb bills.<p>Ever since Star Wars fans first laid their eyes on the monstrous Death Star in 1977, we've been fascinated with the Empire's ultimate weapon. Now with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" …