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Mitigating the Risk of Siloed Native Code

Separate and risky Engineering leaders have a choice to make: Continue building in siloes with separate platform teams (Android and iOS) OR Evolve from a 100% siloed native code → x% shared native code between Android and iOS Here are the five areas of risk that come...

5 Tips for Managing Remote Engineers & Development

TL;DR Let’s be real, 100% work from home in the middle of a pandemic is indeed a unique challenge for mobile engineering leaders and builders, but you are up to that challenge. Beginning today and in the weeks to come we’ll be sharing tips and resources for managing...

Kotlin 1.3.70 Reactions

Kotlin 1.3.70 is here! As the release blog post says, there’s not much in the way of major landmark new features, but lots of incremental improvements and some interesting little quality-of-life stuff which I’m excited about. It's the first new language version since...

How we partnered with GoPro to help them pilot Kotlin Multiplatform

KMP = Efficiency   Innovative engineering orgs are always looking for ways to be more efficient.   GoPro is no different.  Key engineers on the mobile team were interested in Kotlin Multiplatform (KMP) for code sharing and migrating legacy C++ code to...

Touchlab KotlinConf 2019 Recap

Touchlab attended KotlinConf 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark. As anticipated, the conference was a milestone event for the development of Kotlin Multiplatform and its community of practitioners and contributors. VIDEOS! There will most likely be ‘official’ videos...

Kotlin Multiplatform Sessions Touchlab is Attending at KotlinConf 2019

Touchlab will be attending KotlinConf 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark. We anticipate the conference to be a milestone event for the development of Kotlin Multiplatform and its community of practitioners and contributors. If you're in town, please let us know because we'd...

Kotlin Xcode Plugin

For native mobile developers using Kotlin Multiplatform, the iOS dev experience will be critical. Over the next several months at least, that will be the primary focus of Touchlab’s Kotlin R&D and our collaboration with Square. Our first release is an Xcode Plugin...

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Kotlin Native Stranger Threads Ep 2

Kotlin Native Stranger Threads Ep 2

Episode 2 — Two Rules   http://makeitstranger.com/ This is part 2 of my Kotlin Native threading series. In part 1 we got some test code running and introduced some of the basic concurrency concepts. In part 2 we’re going a bit deeper on those concepts and peeking...

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Kotlin Native Stranger Threads Ep 1

Kotlin Native Stranger Threads Ep 1

Episode 1 — Worker http://makeitstranger.com/ My original post about Kotlin Native (KN) concurrency was written a while ago, with a much earlier version of Native and Multiplatform. Now that Kotlin Multiplatform is ready for production development, it’s time to...

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Kotlin Multiplatform in the App Store!

Kotlin Multiplatform in the App Store!

I don’t know if this is the first Kotlin Multiplatform app in the iOS store, but it’s our first Kotlin Multiplatform app in the iOS store! ‎Droidcon NYC 2018 on the App Store Technically we updated the existing Droidcon NYC/SF app, so the approval process was easier...

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Droidcon NYC App!

Droidcon NYC App!

Mobile conference apps are an interesting beast. It’s a place where you can add the “weird” new tech people are talking about, and open source it, but that you’re not *quite* putting into production yet. Fun fact. Our original Droidcon NYC app was where we first tried...

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