Why should you develop an app with Swift?
iOS is one of the two most popular operating systems in the world, along with Android. If you have reasons to believe that iOS users can be a big part of your future clients, you should consider building a native product with Swift.
It’s also the best option when you want to offer many features that rely on the device’s hardware, such as NFC payments, GPS, camera, or music player. In such a case, a cross-platform app might be less efficient and much slower, compared to a Swift one. The latter can give you much more possibilities .
Still not sure if you should build an iPhone app with Swift? Check out our projects developed with this programming language and see whether you’d like to create something similar.
If you have any other questions – for example, concerning the development process, pricing, or time to complete the project – don’t hesitate and contact us.
Swift vs Objective-C
Before Swift took its place, the main language for the development of native iOS apps was Objective-C. The change of leader was mostly due to the simplicity and conciseness of the younger language.
To create the same component with Objective-C software engineer has to write much more code compared to Swift. As a result, teams that use newer language can develop products faster and release them earlier.
Even brands that already have apps created with Objective-C can take advantage of Swift. How so? These two languages can work together. It allows the development team to use Apple’s language for building new components. This way it takes significantly less time.
Why choose us for your Swift project?
We can quickly build up a team of experienced Swift developers, QA specialists, and a project manager/scrum master. Our software engineers have 7 years of experience in app development, on average. All this time, we’ve been observing the mobile market and adjusting our services to its needs. Based on the knowledge gained while working on the projects, we advise clients on business-related issues concerning digital product development.
Moreover, we know both Swift and Objective-C. This means we can add new components in Swift to Objective-C apps, as those languages are interoperable. This allows us not only to build new iPhone and iPad apps but also develop existing products that need to be improved. Even if they haven’t been created with Apple’s language.
What info do we need before we start a project?
Before we start the entire iOS development process, we need some information that can help us establish:
- what is the main purpose of the app?
- what goals do you want to achieve with it?
- are there any elements you consider a priority?
- who is the target group?
- what problems you want to solve for potential users?
The more we know about users – their needs, lifestyle, and expectations towards a mobile app, the easier it will be to prepare a UX/UI design. If you have data, for example from your website or relevant reports, we’ll be happy to look into it.
Also, if you have a list of benchmarks or features that should be included in the app, don’t forget to share it with us.
Contact us, and we’ll tell you what information we need exactly. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the answers. Take part in our Product Sprint Workshops and find out more about your users. It will help us determine the key points of the project and increase the chances of creating a well-performing app.
Time & material vs fixed price model
We develop apps based on both types of the contract, but we prefer the time & material model. It is often the most efficient option for us and our clients. In the T&M pricing system, the final cost is estimated based on hourly wages (time) and resources needed to complete the project. It’s a recommended model especially, when the product is complex.
As an alternative, we offer a fixed price model. It’s the best option for small projects with simple features. In such cases, there’s a very little chance that something will take more time to develop than it was presumed at the initial stage.