JetBrains has made its Compose Multiplatform available in beta, aiming to simplify the deployment of UI technology for applications other than Android, which currently forms Compose Multiplatform’s core.
JetBrains Compose Multiplatform is an application user interface development tool based on Google’s Jetpack Compose technology for Android applications. This technology allows developers to more easily design UIs using separate elements that easily adapt to the state of an application. In addition, JetBrains Compose Multiplatform ensures that designs are usable for both Android-based mobile applications and desktop applications based on so-called ‘Kotlin on the JVM’ and ‘Kotlin/JS’ technology.
Beta version 1.0
The stable beta 1.0 version brings new functionality. Among other things, JetBrains Compose Multiplatform now refers directly to Google Compose elements instead of publishing its own versions. This should improve problems such as class duplication and compatibility errors.
Moreover, rendering improved, extending the development platform’s suitability for more hardware applications. Additionally, a mouse-pointer API has been added, SVG graphics for defining and embedding vector images are supported, and the tool features improved access support for macOS. Support for iOS remains unavailable at this time.