A question that comes back often when using Coordinator pattern in iOS development is how to pass data between views. Today I’ll share different approaches for a same solution, regardless if you are using MVVM, MVC or other architectural design pattern.
Even though the iOS ecosystem is growing further every day from Objective-C, some companies still heavily rely on it. A week away for another wave of innovation from WWDC 2020, I thought it would be interesting to dive back into Objective-C starting with a MVVM pattern implementation.
Recently, I was looking into a bug where the UITabBar was inconsistently disappearing on specific pages. I tried different approaches but I couldn’t get where it got displayed and hidden. That’s where I thought about KVO.
After some times creating different iOS apps following an MVVM pattern, I’m often not sure how to implement the navigation. If the View handles the rendering and user’s interactions and the ViewModel the service or business logic, where does the navigation sit? That’s where Coordinator pattern takes place.
The delegation pattern is one of the most common design pattern in iOS. You probably use it on daily basis without noticing, every time you create a UITableView or UICollectionView and implementing their delegates. Let’s see how it works and how to implement it in Swift.
During this year, I have blogged quite a bit about code architecture in Swift and I’ve realized that I didn’t explain much about which design pattern to use with it. In a series of coming posts, I will cover different design patterns, starting now with observer.
Creating a new app often raise the question of what architecture to choose, which pattern would fit best. In this post, I show how to implement an MVVM pattern around a sample app in Swift.