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Flipper: A Debugging Platform for Mobile Developers

Wajahat Karim

Google Developer Expert


Abraham Lincoln said “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” The Mobile development is exactly like that.

Being a mobile app developer is not only about developing apps, but a major chunk of our day-to-day work is spent on debugging the bugs in those apps. And to speed up the debugging skills, we need more polished tools like the axe. And FB Flipper is one of the best tools for mobile app debugging.

Flipper is a platform for debugging iOS, Android and React Native apps. Visualize, inspect, and control your apps from a simple desktop interface. Use Flipper as is or extend it using the plugin API.

In this talk, I will show you some features of the Flipper, and share you how it can help you with your mobile app development and debugging.

Wajahat Karim is Pakistan’s first Google Developer Expert in Android. As an experience Android developer, he deeply cares about it and keeps writing and speaking about it. He has written two worldwide 300+ pages books on Android development with more than 100 articles around the internet either on his website or his Medium publications. He is also a passionate contributor in open source and has created many Android libraries used by thousands of developers in their apps worldwide. As active public speaker, he spends lots of time giving talks in conferences and motivating people on Android development. You can find Wajahat most active on Twitter @WajahatKarim where he regularly shares all the good stuff about Android and community building.