Apple surprised many in the development community this year when they decided to roll out a brand new programming language for apps on iOS: Swift. The announcement received an interesting amount of attention, even outside the developer community. Apple even maintains a consumer-facing page, showing the benefits of using this new programming language to create apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Traditionally, iOS apps have been coded in Objective C, a programming language that was first introduced in the 1980s. It is known among developers as a clunky and bloated language that shocked tech communities when it was announced as the sole language supported for the creation of iOS apps when the iPhone was first introduced.
Swift performs an impressive 2.5 times faster than Objective C when writing applications. Imagine your customers and users seeing a dramatically faster experience in apps you develop.
Ease of Use
The ease of working with this Swift makes it terrific for educating beginner programmers and also reduces the legacy complexity of developing apps in Objective C. For programmers used to languages like Java or C#, Swift looks far less foreign and will likely have a much shorter learning curve for those developers expanding their expertise across both Android and iOS.
Swift is already supported by Apple and many apps will convert over to it in the coming years given the benefits., Give Swift a look and read more here.
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