ATOM (A Touch of Multiplatform) Episode #7

In this episode of A Touch of Multiplatform, class is in session with Philipp Lackner! He shares his opinions around current education for engineers and developers, as well as how he came around on Kotlin Multiplatform. 

ATOM (A Touch of Multiplatform) Episode #6

Welcome to episode 6 of A Touch of Multiplatform (ATOM)! This is our podcast dedicated to Kotlin Multiplatform technology in production and produced for you by JetBrains and Touchlab. In this episode of A Touch of Multiplatform, we sat down to talk with Volley’s Josh...

Gradle Cheat Sheet for Android and KMP Projects – Plugins

Gradle can be confusing and difficult to follow. When you create a new Android project they generate some Gradle files and send you off. Often, developers end up copying and pasting code from GitHub or Stack Overflow, not really understanding what's going on. This...

KotlinConf ’23 Recap

Catch up on how KotlinConf ’23 was for the Touchlab crew. We were part of some exciting announcements, as well as running workshops and dev talks

Touchlab advances the Kotlin Ecosystem as a new Member of the Kotlin Foundation

Touchlab is celebrating today’s announcement at KotlinConf 2023 that it has joined the Kotlin Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the Kotlin programming language. We are one of the first members outside of Google and JetBrains,...

ATOM (A Touch of Multiplatform) Episode #5

Get a sneak peek at some of the workshops planned for KotlinConf ’23 with this episode of ATOM (A Touch of Multiplatform).

Loading Shimmer in Compose

Loading Shimmer in Compose

Compose provides circular and linear progress indicators. However, lately it’s popular to show gray skeletons of the views that are being loaded with a shimmering animation on them. It’s a nice touch that can make your applications look a bit more refined. Here is how I created this effect with Compose.

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Compose UI for iOS

Compose UI for iOS

While Compose for iOS is not production ready yet and may never fully replace native iOS UI, it’s definitely worth it to try it out and in the future I’m sure it will find it’s place in codebases of many Multiplatform applications.

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Droidcon NYC iOS app with Compose

Droidcon NYC iOS app with Compose

Back to open source
Touchlab has been doing a lot of tooling work and research lately, mostly around iOS developer experience and KMP. We forked the Droidcon app into a private repo to dogfood some of that stuff and had intended to move changes back into open source pretty quickly.

The iOS Droidcon App with Native Compose UI
Jetbrains has been working on Native Compose UI, and I think most people who pay attention to these things have seen examples. Internally, we all figured it was still a ways off from being usable, but we wanted to check in on the status. So, we added some to this year’s Droidcon NYC app.

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Xcode Kotlin CLI

Xcode Kotlin CLI

The xcode-kotlin plugin by Touchlab allows debugging of Kotlin code running in an iOS application directly from Xcode.

This enables a smoother development and integration experience for iOS developers using shared code from Kotlin and a more accessible experience for larger teams where everyone may not be editing the shared code directly.

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Kermit and Crashlytics

Kermit and Crashlytics

Kermit is a Kotlin Multiplatform logging library. The log is configured on each platform to write to various, potentially platform-specific, outputs, but can be called from shared “common” Kotlin code. Crash reporting tools like Crashlytics allow you to get error reports from remote devices running your software.

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Kermit KMP Logging 1.0

Kermit KMP Logging 1.0

  Today we’re announcing the stable release of our logging library Kermit If you’ve been following me, I’ve given a few talks on Kotlin KMP library development. In my previous talks I gave some suggestions on what kinds of libraries the community needs. I went out of...

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Jetpack Compose 1.0 – Beauty in Simplicity

Jetpack Compose 1.0 – Beauty in Simplicity

“Form follows function,” or so they say. That old tenet of design may be a bit trite, but it does happen to describe a significant shift in direction for Android developers that has been a couple years in the making. If we turn back the clock to May, 2019 and make our...

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