Touchlab is the industry-leading Kotlin Multiplatform app design and development company in the world. Learn more about our cross- platform app development and consulting services.
Are you looking for the best cross platform mobile app development company? Then look no further. Our services are designed to:
– ⬆️ feature parity while ⬇️duplicative engineering efforts across Android and iOS
– Accelerate feature development and future-proof business logic
– Craft low-risk programs for engineering managers to introduce and scale KMP
-Improve developer recruitment and retention
We’re recognized by JetBrains and the leading KMP practitioners as the global experts in cross-platform app development & consultancy services.
We regularly publish content that grows the Kotlin Multiplatform global community and our R&D efforts in Kotlin Multiplatform introduce new engineering advancements to the ecosystem.
Touchlab helps your mobile engineering team ship features faster, increase efficiency, and future-proof products and processes. But let’s start at the beginning.
Here is a precise definition of what Kotlin Multiplatform (KMP) is:
Optional, natively-integrated, open-source code sharing platform, based on the popular, modern language, Kotlin.
Development teams are essentially tripling (web, iOS, & Android) their coding and testing efforts to ensure multiplatform coverage, which is:
3. And – this might be the craziest part – it’s uncertain what the shelf-life of the code will be. As we know, the future is unwritten.
We at Touchlab believe Kotlin Multiplatform is the tech stack of the future. For many platforms, but especially for native mobile.
While we’ve completed comparisons of different cross-platform app development solutions (like Flutter, React Native and Xamarin), we actually believe Kotlin Multiplatform is in a league of its own because it’s not an all-or-nothing cross-platform mobile app development solution.
we recommend you read Kevin’s thoughts on managing risk in the selection process of a multiplatform solution you’ll ultimately be responsbile for successfully operationalizing.
Square announced its development team’s commitment to KMP early in 2019 and is now working with Touchlab to develop for both Android and iOS with KMP.
Their goal is to use the same vocabulary for both platforms, and in the process, create a single, cohesive development team that will be able to code once with no duplication.
To introduce this new approach, and to help ensure a smooth transition, their iOS and Android engineers are code reviewing each other’s work and looking for opportunities to align architectures. You can read Square’s announcement about our partnership here.
1. There are 1.5 million developers currently using Kotlin
96,000 GitHub repositories containing 100 million lines of code. And the numbers keep growing.
2. It’s one of the top two languages that developers are hungry to learn.
Source: O’Reilly Media – “Where programming languages are headed in 2020″
Over the last two years, we’ve invested in becoming the Kotlin Multiplatform experts. Here’s a snapshot of our best cross-platform mobile development client partnerships:
Partnering with Square on Kotlin Multiplatform to give their developers the ability to deliver on both platforms
Leveraging code sharing to build for both Android and iOS in the same time as just developing the Android version
– Better code
– Better test coverage
– Better architecture.
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