The story of eule started when Wellevo was launching its own original Wellevo wellness app to the public. The company had invested considerable amount of effort in application development to create a well-being app which would help people towards healthier living choices and diet. The business logic itself consisted of over 15000 lines of heavily object-oriented java code that handles complex calculations including calories, nutrition contents and excercise plans. In addition it had an attractive UI consisting of over 12 activities, 25 dialogs, 78 xml layouts and custom drawing components.
Next step was iOS
All this was now was a standard Android app that had taken over a year to implement. Close to being released it became clear that in order to succeed in the market, it simply must be published to other platforms also, mainly for iPhone. But the company was in no situation t0 afford to invest in another app development cycle, or wait many months for it to finish.
Teemu had been studying cross-platform solutions for years and knew there was no shortcuts. The obvious options were either to start development in native iPhone environment or go for cross-platform solution like PhoneGap. Given that the Android app already existed, both of these options had the same fundamental problem: it all had to be redone. No matter if you had a design to follow, software development would still be slow and error prone.
Re-using the business logic first
Next step was to re-use the UI
Making eule automatic
Since the supporting code that enables all this had been written as separate library from the beginning, the obvious opportunity now was if the process could be repeated for other apps also. After some refactoring and cleaning up app-specific code away, Wellevo suddenly had a tool to cross-compile any app from Android to iPhone (or the web). The first apps of course used some Android classes that were not used at all in Wellevo’s app, but quickly the coverage was extended and soon it became clear which parts were most used by apps. In time, the tool became more automatic and required less and less manual work and shortened the required time schedule even more.
What had been a far fetched idea in the beginning became a working solution!
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