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Swift 4 Is Here: A Roundup Of The New Features

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    Apple’s Swift programming language is showing signs of recovery, after going into an absolute freefall between July and November 2017. The language, which had broken into the top-ten list on the TIOBE Index for the first time in March, had 1.566% ratings in early-December (rank – 11) – slightly up from the ratings… Read More »

AppBoard Tuesday – A Day In The Life Of An iPhone App Developer

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Mobile app development is, at least from the outside, probably the most glam job in the IT industry at present. We are part of the 8.8 million worldwide developer community, we get to work on the latest Apple computers, we ‘speak’ (oh well, we type…but you get the point, right?) in popular programming languages, and… Read More »

Swift 2: 15 New Features For iOS Developers

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In October, Apple released Swift 2.1 – the latest stable version of the programming language that is fast gaining in popularity among iOS app developers worldwide. Swift 2 builds on the original version of the language, and offers a fair number of additional features and functionalities to aid programmers working with it. The second beta release… Read More »

Are You Aware Of These New SpriteKit Features In iOS 8?

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When the iOS 8 platform was launched by Apple, the SpriteKit framework received quite a few new features – geared to make the tool more developer-friendly. In what follows, some of these new SpriteKit features have been listed.   Released with iOS 7, SpriteKit has fast become the preferred mobile game development tool for many… Read More »

Swift 1.2 Arrives: 13 New Features

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The worldwide iOS app development community is all abuzz with Swift 1.2 – which was launched in early-February. We have here highlighted the main features of interest in the new version of the language.   It took Google’s Go programming language well over 5 years since its release (in 2009), to feature among the top-20… Read More »

14 Handy Pointers For Programming With Apple Swift

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All set to start creating iOS apps with Swift? Go through our round-up of some interesting features of Apple’s new programming language, before getting down to code with it.   Apple’s all-new programming language, Swift, has been in the news ever since it was initially announced at WWDC 2014. The internet has been flooded with… Read More »

Java vs Objective C: A Comparative Analysis Of The Languages

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There are many differences of opinion as to whether Objective-C or Java is the more comprehensive, compact and user-friendly programming language. In what follows, we will compare the two languages on the basis of a few important parameters.   The iOS app vs Android app development debate will rage on for times to come. While… Read More »

SpriteBuilder – The Must-Have Suite For Mobile Game Developers

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Most iOS game developers across the world prefer using Cocos 2D v.3 with the SpriteBuilder suite, for making customized, high-end games. SpriteBuilder helps in creating native games for the Android platform too. Here’s a checklist of the features that have contributed to the success of this game development suite.   With the release of the… Read More »

14 Reasons Why Apple Swift Is Not Quite The Ideal Programming Language Yet

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Following the announcement of the Gold Master status for Apple Swift, there has been a marked increase in interest among developers to create apps with the new language. While there’s no room for doubting that Swift is a big improvement over Objective-C, the former is still not quite ready for use as a standalone language.… Read More »

AppBoard Tuesday – Differences Between Android & iPhone App Development

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1.3 million vs 1.3 million. Those are the approximate figures for the number of apps in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The iOS platform would edge ahead in terms of app-engagement levels, while Android would ace when it comes to download figures (simply because there are more Android devices out there,… Read More »