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.
Kendo UI has a nice array of widgets to offer and has a stellar framework where you can create your own widgets. In this post, I would like to introduce a new Kendo UI Media Player widget that is web, mobile, and MVVM compatible.
A potent mix for creating elegant mobile applications is Kendo UI Mobile with MVVM and RequireJS. Included is an online sandbox environment with code snippets that will highlight the concepts needed to create more advanced Kendo UI Mobile applications. This has been created using jsFiddle and acts as a starter template to update or fork as needed.
When using MVVM in Kendo UI Mobile, there are times where you will need the context of the view so you can make changes to it or read values from it. You can get the current view from the application’s “view()” method, but sometimes your app is not in the global namespace if you architected it this way. Unfortunately, this does not come as a parameter for your observable functions. So here’s the trick to finding the current view.
Kendo UI is more than just interface-candy. There is an elegant, underlying framework at play that makes things work. Is it easy to extend though? YES – Kendo is also framework-candy!