After Swift was introduced to the world in 2014, every iPhone app development company all over the globe has had nothing but praises for the programming language. Tim Cook of Apple also called Swift the “next big programming language”, and rightly so. Almost every iPhone app development company out there has started to use Swift for building all iPhone apps, as it’s a pro-developer language that’s also very useful for beginners.
Another reason why Swift is great for iPhone app development is that as a programming language, it’s quite similar to English, which makes it easier for developers to understand. In addition to this, it’s very easy for an iPhone app development company to maintain Swift, as Xcode detects all errors in the code before the actual app is built.
Furthermore, due to its open-source nature, iPhone app development has become a lot more convenient. Following, are a couple of reasons why Swift is the number one choice of almost every iPhone app development company.
1. Simple code
In terms of code, Swift offers cleaner code that does not require parentheses or semicolons for if/else statements, which is a big perk for every iPhone app development company. Moreover, in Swift, the method calls do not exist inside one another. Instead, function calls and methods use the usual comma-separated list of parameters inside parentheses. All of this contributes to making Swift easier to read, which makes it great for iPhone app development.
2. The two-file system is eliminated
The two-file system is completely eliminated in Swift as LLVM compiler and Xcode determine dependencies and then perform incremental builds by itself in version 1.2 of Swift. The Objective-C header (.h) and the implementation files (.m) are combined in Swift into one code (.swift). And so, an iPhone app development company is able to pay more attention to app logic, rather than the Xcode and LLVM compiler, which makes the entire iPhone app development process much simpler.
3. Dynamic libraries
This is another reason why almost every iPhone app development company enjoys using Swift. The programming language’s dynamic libraries consist of executable code that can be easily linked to an iPhone application. And so, an iPhone application developer can submit the final app, along with the digitally signed libraries to the App Store. At first, dynamic libraries were never supported on iPhone, and this was only changed after the introduction of Swift. This only goes to show how much Swift is helping evolve iPhone app development.
4. Knowledge sharing
Knowledge sharing is another thing Swift has helped with, as the programming language has an extremely large community of developers that is growing each and every day. Whether it’s on StackOverflow or Meetup.com, Swift is one of the most commonly discussed topics in the world of iPhone app development. Therefore, which such strong community support, Swift is becoming the primary programming language for every iPhone app development company.
So how does Swift play in the HokuApps story?
HokuApps is a low-code iPhone app development company that builds apps with pre-configured codes. However, niche requirements and integration need a bit of code to bring the app together, working as a unified system. Our developers are seasoned Swift programmers who use the language when required to create robust iPhone apps.