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    Sebastian

    2 years ago
    Hey there kotlin community! I’m working on a iOS/Android kotlin multiplatform small project where I want to display an image fetched from the network. I’m new to multiplatform but I know Android and Kotlin well enough. I have one concrete question: With the current available libraries, is most of the code for such a use case going to be shared or will I need to build the image views and the fetching in kotlin and in swift, only sharing the HTTP fetch code?
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    magnumrocha

    2 years ago
    what do you wish to do with the images, treating or manipulate it? or just show in the ui of your App (transforming it or not)?
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    Sebastian

    2 years ago
    Thanks for your answer. I’m trying to keep it as simple as possible, so just to display it would be the first step. The more I can share, the better, but I’m not sure how much code I can share, for example: • Getting the image from an URL • Passing the image to an android and iOS view
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    magnumrocha

    2 years ago
    if your goal is only to get and show the images on your Apps's UI, I recommend you do it on each platform (not shared).
    I follow the principle to keep the UI code separeted for the business logic (that can be shared)
    the UI code I keep to the each platform to deal with
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    Sebastian

    2 years ago
    I see… Yes that’s also what I am seeing in the examples I’ve taken a look at. I think each view (ios/android) can get the image in a callback and put in into the view. What format or object type can I pass to the view (Drawable is android-specific)?
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    magnumrocha

    2 years ago
    I simply don't delegate the image loading to the Kotlin Multiplatform module
    this code is handle by each platform, on Android I use Glide to do it, in iOS I do it with another library (in Swift)
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    Sebastian

    2 years ago
    I understand now. Thanks for your input!