Rapidly iterating across platforms using server-driven UI

Rapidly iterating across platforms using server-driven UI

Often companies with large mobile user bases find that they have to balance rapid iteration with the amount of work involved in launching and coordinating a product on multiple platforms (web, native Android, and native iOS).

Faced with exactly this question for the Airbnb reservation system, we designed a server-driven UI framework for web, iOS, and Android that allows us to launch new types of reservations on all platforms with a simple backend change. It uses a commonly shared API that is parsed on the client and rendered into a set of corresponding components supported on all platforms.

The talk also covers the ways other teams at Airbnb are using server-driven UI to do cross-platform product development.


Laura Kelly

June 26, 2018