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Simplifying Application Development with Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile

By : Róbert Nagy
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Simplifying Application Development with Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile

By: Róbert Nagy

Overview of this book

Sharing code between platforms can help developers gain a competitive edge, and Kotlin Multiplatform Mobile (KMM) offers a sensible way to do it. KMM helps mobile teams share code between Android and iOS in a flexible way, leaving room for native development. The book begins by helping you to gain a clear understanding of the Kotlin Multiplatform approach, how it works, and how it is different from cross-platform technologies, such as React Native and Flutter, and code sharing options, such as C++. You'll then see how your team can use this software development kit (SDK) to build native applications more effectively by learning timeless concepts and working through practical examples. As you advance, you'll get to grips with the core concepts, understand why UI sharing fails, and get hands-on with developing a small KMM application. Finally, you'll discover expert tips and best practices, along with production- and adoption-related questions, that will help you take the next step in your project and career. By the end of this Kotlin book, you'll have gained a solid understanding of the capabilities of KMM and be able to share code between Android and iOS flexibly.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Section 1 - Getting Started with Multiplatform Mobile Development Using Kotlin
Section 2 - Code Sharing between Android and iOS
Section 3 - Supercharging Yourself for the Next Steps


In this chapter, we dived deeper into production-related questions, as well as KMP's influence on team structure.

We discussed the pros and cons of a mono repository versus a shared library and explained which one may be more suitable for you and your team.

Then, we explored how KMP could influence your team structure and the current state of the KMP ecosystem in regards to tooling. We also discussed some adoption tips that, given KMP's nature and based on your situation, may help you adopt KMP properly, with low risk and high upside.

I hope that you now have a much better picture of what to expect when you try to adopt KMP in your new or existing apps. In the next chapter, we'll go over what we've learned throughout this book and where to look for future knowledge.