What you can expect from the Bangalore edition of Fragments on 30 March:
Fragments was launched in response to the fragmented nature of engineering and software development for mobile. Much changed for mobile engineering in 2017 when React Native entered the landscape and cross-platform mobile development took off in a big way.
At the recently concluded ReactFoo, we talked not only about the ecosystem emerging with ReactFoo, but also how organizations are structuring teams for Android, iOS and cross-platform mobile development.
Coming back to Fragments, the Android versus iOS debate seems to be settled with Android winning the turf. Now, with Flutter taking off as a platform for mobile engineering, the battleground has opened between React Native versus Flutter. Who will win is not only a matter of adoption and user base metrics, but also which platform has a stronger community around it.
On 30 March, speakers Priyanka Sabhagani and Ajin Asokan will share BookMyShow’s and Zerodha’s experiences (respectively) with React Native and Flutter, helping participants evaluate each platform’s strength and weaknesses. We look forward to deeper discussions around Flutter, where the platform has piqued a great deal of interest from developers (who have to write less code), but greater skepticism about Flutter’s capabilities with respect to data storage and related issues from senior developers.
Apart from Flutter, the Bangalore edition of Fragments will feature talks on Kotlin and native app development. An interesting question to discuss here is the decision to go native versus when not to go native with your app. Which factors inform such a decision?
The other discussion which Raghunath Jawahar, Varsha Saha and Abhinav Rastogi will take up is what native app developers can learn from the mature web front-end architectures. The discussion will steer around the following topics:
- Expectations and user experience on web versus mobile.
- The asynchronous nature of mobile platforms and their lifecycles – the unique challenges this factor presents.
Finally, Fragments Bangalore will showcase talks on:
- Image uploads and Contraint and Motion layout.
- Optimizing the size of your mobile app.
- Voice, and its role in building augmented experiences for mobile apps.
- How the concept of Seams can be applied for building flexible and testable apps.
- Building predictable and high performance workflows for mobile app engineering.
Who should participate in the Bangalore edition of Fragments Conference?
- Mobile engineers working on Android and cross-platform apps.
- Senior developers and tech leads.
- Backend developers and fullstack engineers.
- Product managers.
- Product engineers
Date: 30 March 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Venue: TERI auditorium, Domlur, Bangalore
For more details, call us on 7676332020 or write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Future editions of Fragments:
Fragments will be held in Kochi and Hyderabad in 2019. Dates will be announced in April. If you wish to speak at any of the future editions of FragmentsConf, submit a proposal here: https://hasgeek.com/fragments/fragments-round-the-year-proposals-2019/
Architectures with Kotlin Multiplatform
In the current wave of cross platform solutions, Kotlin’s multiplatform is shaping up to be a unique proponent of code reuse. Unlike write once run everywhere, Multiplatform offers a unique space of reusability and formalization of code across platforms and also removes dependency on custom VMs or runtime. Modern apps are build on top of abstractions and architectures which make sure code-bases remain mature, testable and error free. They on the other hand also introduce a lot of boilerplate code. This presents an opportunity of code reuse with help of Kotlin multiplatform. Through this talk, we’ll see how can harness power of Kotlin Multiplatform to create apps using architectures such as MVP, MVI etc and use Kotlin native to build an abstraction layer across platforms. We’ll also go through usage of various multiplatform libraries for database and network management.
- A brief introduction to kotlin multiplatform
- Using various architectures such as MVP/MVI to create a multiplatform app for Android and iOS.
- Designing a common layer for storage and networking operations
- Using available multiplatform libraries such as SQLDelight, ktor
- Developing your own multiplatform library
Jitin works as an Android Engineer at GO-JEK, India where he works on aligning design and development as part of UX engineering. He writes about Android and Kotlin on Medium, is an open source contributor and has a certification in Android Developer Nanodegreee from Udacity.
He has previously given talks at DroidJam Conference and local meetups in Bangalore.