All 'mobile' related blog posts

Inaugural Kotlin Belfast User Group Meetup

At Instil we absolutely love Kotlin. If you’re working on the JVM or Android, we see the move from Java to Kotlin as a complete no-brainer. Internally, we use it...

Eamonn Boyle

Eamonn Boyle


GDG Dublin: The Kotlin Edition

The Instil team have adopted Kotlin as our go to language for Android and server development. One of the unexpected side effects has been a significant boost in morale. It’s...

Richard Bell

Richard Bell


Android databinding, with Kotlin!

The MVVM design pattern allows us to write code that is much easier to maintain, test, and reason about in Android development. In this post, we will describe how to...

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong


Why Android Development Is Better With Kotlin

Introduction Kotlin may be a relatively new language but it’s gaining traction fast and unlike some other languages (e.g. Swift) it feels mature with new major versions introducing features whilst...

Chris van Es

Chris van Es


Surging Forward

Unhappy with the current state of RTP / RTSP video streaming libraries for mobile applications, we decided to set out on our own. The result is Surge and we think...

Niall Kelly

Niall Kelly


Bad Form (in Xamarin)

Here at Instil, we make no bones about the fact that we’ve been enjoying Xamarin for cross-platform mobile development for a number of years now. With a handful of shipped...

Niall Kelly

Niall Kelly


Xamarin: A Panacea for Cross-Platform Mobile Development?

For years developers have locked horns in the long-running debate over the best approach to mobile development. In the early days this debate was dominated by web aficionados pushing modern...

Matt McComb

Matt McComb