We’ve been playing with Molecule on the side for about five months now. It’s not ready for a 1.0 because there are some tradeoffs in how we’re using Compose and in the shape of our APIs that we’re not 100% sure are the right ones to make. As of this week the library is public and has been integrated into Cash App for more real-world testing.
In this post, we will look at the journey that the GoDaddy Studio Android team took with how UI state is managed across the app. We will cover MVVM and how it caused issues, the initial MVI implementation and the issues we faced. Finally, we will look at how we landed on using Spotify’s Mobius Framework for managing state.
For at least 7 years I have been playing with “alternative” Android architectures in a professional context. This blog post is a brief overview to an architecture I have been using for the last two production projects for which I was Android Lead and outlines a high level introduction to a production-level runtime-centric application.