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Better Android Apps Using MVVM with Clean Architecture

by Abhishek Tyagi

Keeping your Android codebase maintainable as your codebase grows can be a challenge. In this article, Toptal Freelance Android Developer Abhishek Tyagi shows how to combine MVVM with Clean Architecture—the latter as described by Robert C. Martin—to write decoupled, testable, and maintainable code.

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RxSwift and Animations in iOS

by Vadim Dagman

iOS developers love the power of UIKit, and animating a UIView is usually fairly easy. However, if you want to chain animations together and set up dependencies between them, your code can quickly become difficult to read with many nested closures and indentation levels. In this article, I’ll explore how to apply the power of a reactive framework such as RxSwift to make that code look much cleaner as well as easier to read and follow. My client wanted a story told through a sequence of animations rather than by playing a pre-rendered video, and with RxSwift, we easily tweaked it to perfection.

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How to Leverage BLoC for Code Sharing in Flutter and AngularDart

by Marko Perutović

Code reuse turns lazy developers into efficient geniuses. Imagine if you could write the majority of your code once and run it on the web and native mobile—both iOS and Android. In this article, Toptal Freelance Dart Developer Marko Perutović introduces us to the BLoC pattern, whereby you can isolate your business logic in pure Dart and reuse it in both Flutter and AngularDart.

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Working With Static Patterns: A Swift MVVM Tutorial

by Lucas van Dongen

Real-time data-driven apps create new challenges in the way we structure our programs, especially on mobile. In this article, Toptal Freelance iOS Developer Lucas van Dongen implements an iOS chat app, comparing the classic MVC approach with a static immutable MVVM pattern.

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Collusion: Nearby Device Networking with MultipeerConnectivity in iOS

by Ben Gottlieb

Traditionally, connecting devices for peer-to-peer communications has been a tedious task: An application needs to discover what’s around it, open connections on both sides, and then maintain them as network infrastructure, connections, distances, etc. Realizing the difficulties inherent in these activities, in iOS 7 and macOS 10.10 Apple introduced its MultipeerConnectivity framework. Join Toptal Freelance iOS Developer Ben Gottlieb as he explains what MultipeerConnectivity is, and teaches us how to use it.

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ARKit Demo: Augmented Reality Movie Making

by Altaibayar Tseveenbayar

Augmented reality and virtual reality are becoming mainstream and easily available. In this article, Toptal Freelance iOS Developer Altaibayar Tseveenbayar showcases a demo app for adding virtual objects to a video feed using ARKit.

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Cordova Frameworks: Ionic vs. Framework7

by Alexander Zinchuk

Hybrid mobile apps may have their limitations, but often it's well worth the boost in cross-platform consistency and development speed. Apps made with Apache Cordova in particular can further leverage existing web developer skills through the use of Cordova frameworks. This tutorial compares Ionic with Framework7.

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iOS Continuous Integration with Xcode Server Explained

by Nemanja Stošić

Continuous integration using nothing but Apple tools used to be tedious and time-consuming. This changed with the launch of Xcode 9.0 last September. In this article, Toptal iOS Developer Nemanja Stosic explains how you can harness the potential of new Xcode features to streamline iOS development.

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