Building a native design system for iOS

By: Kevin Beaulieu

Thumbtack Engineering
Feb 28 · 6 min read
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What is a “native design system”?

Why now?

Architecting a new component

Parity should be maintained across platforms where possible.

Standard usage should be easy. Customization should be possible.

public struct Theme {
public let titleColor: UIColor?
public let activeTitleColor: UIColor?
public let disabledTitleColor: UIColor?
public let backgroundColor: UIColor?
...
}
public struct Theme {
...
public static let primary = Theme(titleColor: Color.white, ...)
public static let secondary = Theme(titleColor: Color.black, ...)
...
}

Using Thumbprint should feel familiar to engineers who have experience with UIKit.

What’s next?

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