Swift programming language, coming from the stables of Apple Inc. has brought in a new lease of life for iPhone app development – redefining the way enterprise mobile apps are built. Not only is it a “huge leap forward for the iOS ecosystem”, as quoted by Apple CEO, Tim Cook; Swift offers developers more opportunities to build apps using the latest technology.
What’s the buzz about Swift?
Swift language from Apple created in association with IBM is not just an innovative programming language for iOS app development that simplifies writing/compilation of codes, it in fact eliminates the concept of unsafe code and helps generate apps that are lightning fast. Besides that, the newly announced Swift 2 at WWDC 2015 – comprising of the all-new Whole Module Optimization technology – is easy to learn and is designed to get the fastest and the most effective performance from its devices.
The introduction of Swift as an iOS programming language has not only opened up a large market for Apple, it has emerged as a great asset for the smartphone maker considering the productivity and creativity of their enterprise customers.
Why Shift to Swift – In quest of answer to the most Asked question!
It must be annoying sometimes for iOS developers, but truly it is one of the most asked question from people looking for quality iPhone app development services. Swift is mostly interpreted as a new dialect of Objective-C that builds upon Objective-C’s syntax with support for modern constructs; besides helping you simplify certain key constructs and making your code more readable.
While iPhone developers have been using several closed and open sourced projects using Objective-C, Swift has emerged as the same familiar Objective-C development environment. Here, all developers has to do is mix and match Swift and Objective-C code in the same app. This will not only help reuse existing libraries in new apps, but will also save your efforts in rewriting code you want to reuse.
Another significant innovation of Swift is the addition of Playgrounds to Xcode. While Apple has been harnessing Xcode 6 and Swift to expose more of the LVVM compiler to its developers, Xcode 6′s Playgrounds allow developers quickly test sections of code to see if they essentially need what they want – without leaving the IDE.
Migrating to Swift (from Objective C)
Practically speaking, migrating iPhone app from Objective C to Swift is proving to be fruitful and one of the most rewarding decisions for application owners. From the response our iPhone app development services team has received, our customers are happy about the enhanced performance of the app that includes not only the improved speed of the apps, but also superior experience. Even technically, iPhone applications built using Swift programming language are easier to upgrade.
Get Started with Swift – It’s Simple!
Getting started with Swift is easy and seamless as it requires no setting up of main function or import of references as such. As such, much of the OS X or iOS user interface is handled by libraries helping you commence with the core of an app even before you give it a look and feel.
Another notable feature of the Swift programming language is that it supports type interface. Thereby, even if it is not intensely typed, it’s considered type safe, which means even if you fail to declare a variable type, but set it to be one that’s already been declared, then Swift concludes that it’s the declared type – diminishing the risk of crashes and making your code safer.
Nonetheless, Swift is merely an approach that’s designed to make coding more accessible – All you need to do is just START! Get in touch with us for your Swift App Development requirement or if you are looking to hire Swift developer to work dedicatedly on your project.