Android vs. iOS. It’s a frequent discussion between developers on which is better, faster, easier to develop with. In general, developers pick one platform to focus on—however, it’s imperative for strong developers to have an understanding of both platforms and be able to see a problem from both perspectives. The platforms are unique but also evolve together, matching features. As a Senior Software Engineer at The New York Times, I develop both native Android and iOS core libraries for our apps. In this presentation, we will discuss some of the similarities and differences between Android & iOS and give developers a better understanding of native iOS from an Android perspective.
In this presentation, you will learn about:
Design Element differences
Swift vs. Kotlin
iOS app setup & structure (Xcode vs. Gradle)
iOS app lifecycles
Jetpack Compose vs. Swift UI
By the end of this talk, you will be able to better understand Swift code, bring both platform perspectives to product and architecture conversations, and have more confidence contributing to iOS apps and libraries.
The New York Times
Senior Android Software Engineer
Lauren Yew is a Senior Android Software Engineer developing Android & iOS libraries for the App Platforms team at The New York Times. When she’s not writing code, she’s usually training her three dogs. You can find more information on her past talks and work at https://laurenyew.github.io/.