For years now, the whole iOS community has written content about the best way to improve or replace the Apple MVC we all started with, myself included. MVC, MVVM, MVP, VIPER? Regardless the type of snake you have chosen, it’s time to reflect on that journey.

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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.

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Apple introduced in iOS8 trait variations that let developers create more adaptive design for their mobile apps, reducing code complexity and avoiding duplicated code between devices. But how to take advantage of variations for UICollectionView?

This post will cover how to setup variations via Interface Builder as well but also programatically, using AutoLayout and UITraitVariation with a UICollectionView to create a unique adaptive design.

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I recently implemented 3D touch for an app and I was very interested about home screen quick actions. If it can be a good way to improve user experience, it doesn’t mean your app always needs it. In this article, I explain how to add home screen shortcut for your app in Swift but mostly why can justify implementing it.

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For the last couple weeks, I tried to step back on my development to analyse what is time consuming in mobile development. I realised that most of new views are based on same approach, reimplementing an similar structure around a UICollectionView or UITableView.

What if I can have a more generic approach where I can focus only on what matters, the user experience. That’s what I tried to explore in this article.

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Last couple weeks, I have traveled with only my iPhone with me and I realised how many apps I daily used still relying on their websites. Even with the right iOS app installed, I had to browse on Safari app to get specific details. That is why it’s so important to support universal links in iOS. Let me show you how.

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Benoit Pasquier

I’m a software engineer blogging about mobile development, UI/UX and self-improvement.

Senior Software Engineer ZALORA SEA

Singapore