We hear similar stories when we speak to mobile developers interested in a Kotlin Multiplatform pilot for their team. The story goes something like:
You’re a developer. You’ve seen the growing momentum that Kotlin Multiplatform (KMP) is gaining in the developer community – especially since Google announced it was officially supporting Kotlin as a development language in 2017. And now you want to try it for yourself. (Or maybe you already have.) More important, you’d like to try it on a live project, with your colleagues at your workplace.
The question is, how do you convince your manager that it’s a viable framework to use? They already have enough to deal with, right? Hard deadlines, pressure to produce faster, test more thoroughly, improve architecture, deal with tech debt… the to-do’s for them go on and on and on.
If you’re convinced (like we are) that Kotlin Multiplatform is the best option for unified development of business logic across iOS and Android – but are not sure how to broach the subject with your manager — we’ve put together seven key talking points for you.