09 May' 16

Xcode 7 – Updated IOS Mobile App Development Tool

Xcode 7 - IOS Mobile App Development Tool

Andriod might have been holding a big share in the market, but the high-quality products and apps of Apple can never be ignored. So, when you are planning to develop an iOS mobile application, get started with the latest Xcode 7, released in June 2015. This iOS mobile app development tool is already known for its integrated development environment (IDE) and this new matured studio has even improved its features and functionalities. This tool will help you to develop amazing apps for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV and it runs relentlessly on iOS9. Xcode was first released in 2003 and since then it has come a long way offering the developers features that enhance productivity.

So, here is what the latest Xcode 7 is offering you.

Swift 2.0  

This powerful and intuitive language for iOS, OS X, tvOS, and watchOS has evolved over the ages. The updated Swift 2.0 has new features that have made the language safe, easy, interactive and more fun to use. Other than that this language is offering you

  • Advanced error handling
  • Built-in availability checking for OS versions
  • Improved and consistent syntax
  • Migratory function to convert existing Swift code to new Swift 2.0 features and syntax

Testing

Xcode is known for test-driven development and this new version is focusing more on UI testing and code coverage. You can easily navigate, edit, and run your tests through Xcode’s Test Navigator. It can automatically generate code while you use the app and later you can edit the Swift or Objective-C code depending on the test. Xcode 7 can even indicate what code has and hasn’t been tested.

So, whether it is Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Apple Watch, anyone can run their own app test and debug them without any charge. All that you need is an Apple ID used for the App Store or iTunes.

Playgrounds

Since the introduction of Swift in Xcode 6, Playgrounds remained a great way to explore and use the Swift code. In its latest version, Playgrounds have been further updated offering amazing documentation, interactive educational content and experimenting options. The latest features include,

  • Inline results of the generated code
  • Comments to explain the process with gorgeous, formatted text with images and links
  • .swift files are supported, which can contain limitless functionalities

This IOS mobile app development tool Xcode 7 offers incredible control over the latest features in iOS, OS X, watchOS, and tvOS. It has helped iOS app developers to achieve things like detecting memory corruption before it happens, test app UI and reporting its coverage and so on. Sounds interesting, right? If you are inspired to make the most of this latest development, contact us today.

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