Majid's blog about Swift development

Building Bottom sheet in SwiftUI

This week I want to start a series of posts about building interactive view components that Apple heavily uses in its apps but doesn’t include them into the SDK. Let’s begin with the bottom sheet. I think everybody used Apple Maps, Shortcut or Apple Music apps. There is a draggable sheet at the bottom of the screen. It looks like bottom sheet is going to be a must-use component, so let’s try to implement it in SwiftUI.

Must-have SwiftUI extensions

Currently, I have three ongoing SwiftUI projects. During my work on these projects, I find myself in copying some extension files, which are very helpful in any SwiftUI based project. That’s why I decide to share with you that small foundation of useful extensions.

Combine and SwiftUI views

Combine is one of the new frameworks released during WWDC 2019. It provides a declarative Swift API for processing values over time. Today we will talk about one of the hidden features of SwiftUI views, which is onReceive modifier. It allows views to subscribe and react as soon as the publisher emits the value.

You have to change mindset to use SwiftUI

Last week I saw that the community tries to move UIKit development patterns to SwiftUI. But I’m sure that the best way to write efficient SwiftUI is to forget everything about UIKit and entirely change your mindset in terms of User Interface development. This week we will learn the main differences between UIKit and SwiftUI development.

Gradient in SwiftUI

One thing which I really enjoy about SwiftUI is the fact that SwiftUI has a lot of stuff ready to use out of the box. In order to build your app, all you need to do is composing the building blocks provided by SwiftUI into a fully functional application. This week we will talk about Gradient, which is just another type of View in SwiftUI.

The power of Closures in SwiftUI

One of my favorite design patterns in UIKit development was a Delegate pattern. Delegate pattern is very straightforward, and everybody knows how to use it. In the Functional Programming world, we usually replace delegates with closures. This week we will learn how to use closures to make SwiftUI views composable and decoupled.

View composition in SwiftUI

SwiftUI is a declarative framework for building User Interfaces on Apple platforms. The keyword here is declarative. Declarative means that you need to declare what you want to achieve, and the framework takes care of it. Framework knows the best way to render the User Interface, which you declare.

Reusing SwiftUI views across Apple platforms

This week we will talk about reusing SwiftUI views between Apple platforms. We will learn how to run the same views both on iOS, watchOS and macOS without any changes. To make it possible, all we need is an understanding of the view decomposition principle.

Localization in SwiftUI

This week I want to talk about another crucial feature of any app, which is Localization. Every user expects that your app correctly uses environment features like the right-to-left layout or uses system locale to format dates or currencies. Another vital thing here is translations, and this week, we will learn which tools SwiftUI provides to add in our apps as many languages as we can.

Dynamic Type in SwiftUI

This week I want to talk to you about Dynamic Type support in SwiftUI. I think there is no way to create an excellent user experience without Dynamic Type support in your apps. SwiftUI provides Dynamic Type out of the box for any text representation and simplifies our job. But we still need to do some work, so let’s talk about it.