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New Use Cases for Apple's Simplified HomeKit Integration

By Florian Harr, Software Engineer | 6/23/17 10:45 AM

Two weeks ago, Apple held its annual WWDC keynote announcing the latest updates to its platforms and technologies. The keynote lasted more than two hours and you'd think that in that time they would have addressed all of their primary technologies. But one thing seemed to be missing...HomeKit!

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The Business Case for Good Software Architecture

By Marcus Smith, Software Engineer | 6/20/17 10:45 AM

In this post, I’ll explore the value and business case for good software architecture. If you've worked with a programmer, you know that we tend to take strong stands on seemingly small or unimportant things, and we like to talk about the mysterious "right way" of doing something.

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iOS Developer Takeaways from WWDC 2017

By Alex Nachlas, Software Engineer | 6/15/17 10:45 AM
This year, I had the opportunity to attend WWDC 2017, and it was quite possibly one of the most exciting years Apple has had in awhile. Apple updated all of their software platforms and gave us some cool, new frameworks and hardware. As a developer, I am especially excited about the Core ML and ARKit frameworks.


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3 Things Free Soloist Alex Honnold Teaches Us About Staying Hungry

By Jami Sieder, VP of Operations | 6/12/17 10:45 AM

The first Saturday morning in June, before most of us were even out of bed, 31-year-old Alex Honnold crested the 3,000 foot peak of Yosemite’s El Capitan as a free soloist - a feat of such significance that expert climbers have likened it to landing on the moon. And even more impressive, he accomplished the climb in just under four hours. 

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High-Level Differences Between MMP & MVP Product Development Strategy

At stable|kernel, we’re often approached by potential clients of all shapes and sizes: Fortune 500s, enterprises, startups, small businesses, etc. Though all need a mobile app to solve a problem, each of these potential client types presents major differences in how we might need to approach the development of their product. Read More >

Build a GitHub+Slack Integration, Deploy to Heroku

By Joe Conway, CEO | 6/5/17 11:46 AM

In this post, we'll create a web server that posts a message to Slack when a pull request is opened in a GitHub repo in your organization. The web server will be deployed to Heroku.

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Aqueduct 2.2: Files, Streams and Caching

By Joe Conway, CEO | 6/2/17 10:58 AM

Aqueduct 2.2 is now available on pub. This release's primary focus is on request and response bodies.

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10 Badass UX/UI Designers and Mobile Developers You Need To Know

As employees at a mobile development consultancy, we are filled with learning opportunities every single day, and our iOS and Android software developers and UX/UI designers credit the thought leaders who have paved the way for our industry. Here’s a list of our 10 favorite developers and designers who we turn to for insights, guidance and inspiration.

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Developer Tips on How to Architect Your First Android Mobile App

By Erik Rahtjen, Software Engineer | 5/26/17 11:12 AM

In this post, I'll be covering how to make an Android To Do application that keeps track of your tasks. Let's begin with first addressing Android Databinding, which is a powerful technique that can help you remove boilerplate code, letting the code you write be more terse. In turn, this can allow you to focus on the business logic of your application.

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Developer Predictions for Apple's WWDC 2017

By Alex Nachlas, Software Engineer | 5/22/17 10:54 AM

Apple's WWDC is less than a month away, and we are super excited. I was lucky enough to get a ticket in the lottery, and I can’t wait to see the new innovations Apple’s been working on. 

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