In this podcast, I discuss my application of Clean Architecture on iOS. The talk includes the different components, data flow, dependencies, & more.
The topic of iOS app architecture has evolved a long way from MVC. Unfortunately, the conversation becomes a frameworks and patterns war. The reality is: Rx is a framework; MVVM is a presentation pattern; and so on. Frameworks and patterns always come and go, but architectures are timeless. In this post, we will examine the Clean Architecture for building scalable apps in iOS.
The key to dependency injection is protocols. From there sprouts many variations, flavours, and techniques. Although this is yet another dependency injection™ blog post, I would like to share a pure Swift, battle-tested DI implementation with no outside dependencies or magic. It combines protocol extension and type erasure to give you a solid, flexible dependency injection.
Many techniques have been tried to tame the AppDelegate beast, usually ending up in moving code into private functions or extensions. However, the AppDelegate is much more complex than just moving code around. In this post, let’s examine a pluggable service technique with a few bonuses at the end.
There are hundreds of complex routing frameworks and libraries in iOS. Usually they’re overly complex to retrofit into an existing app or they completely bypass Storyboards. In this post, I’d like to offer a simple, native-like routing mechanism that leverages Storyboards like a boss to handle navigation.
The launch of this app was inspired from uncovering the joys, pains, and realities of mobile, web, and software development. Many of the blog posts dissect this very open-source app and other real-world projects. I built the native iOS and Android apps and are completely open-source.
Localization in Xcode is handled with NSLocalizedString, but it is such a verbose and legacy-like API. There’s a Swiftier way that still respects Xcode .xliff exports and comments.
An open source iOS framework for WordPress integration using REST/JSON and a custom WordPress plugin. This has been used by several 3rd party consumers to build their own app.
A Swift framework for rapid development using a collection of utility extensions for Foundation and UIKit classes and protocols, along with associated unit tests. Cross-platform targets for iOS, watchOS, and tvOS and were used across various apps for providing a central and extensible API.
Let’s use the closure-based pattern to wrap CLLocationManager for allowing callers to subscribe to observables instead of using shared delegate functions.