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How to Use Apple Swift to Make an Android App | ArcTouch March 26, 2015

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How to Use Apple Swift to Make an Android App

OCTOBER 1, 2014 | ERIC SHAPIRO

Since WWDC (Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference) and Apple’s announcement of Swift, I’ve become increasingly impressed with the new language. For iOS developers, it’s a no-brainer to use Swift instead of Objective-C. Writing code is easier and faster than ever with Swift, making you more productive. And being able to write code and test it more efficiently will ultimately save developers like us time and cost.

Can You Use Apple Swift To Create Cross-Platform Apps?

The obvious benefits of Swift got me thinking: Could you use Swift to create an Android app? And, could you use Swift to write an app once for iOS and Android at the same time?

At ArcTouch, our clients regularly ask us to create both the iOS and Android version of their app. Where possible (and a good fit for the type of app), we like to use a unified code-base to bring cross-platform apps to market faster. We’ve had great success to date using Xamarin and HTML5, and if we can do the same with Swift, we’d have another great option for our customers.

After WWDC, we created a skunkworks team (led by two of our app developers, Diego Santiviago and Felipe Homma) to try building a simple app that works on both iOS and Android, written in Swift. And we succeeded with a proof-of-concept calculator app. Here’s how we did it.

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iwasrobbed/Swift-CheatSheet · GitHub March 26, 2015

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Swift Cheat Sheet

This is not meant to be a beginner’s guide or a detailed discussion about Swift; it is meant to be a quick reference to common, high level topics.

Read the Objective-C cheatsheet as well.

To download a PDF version of this, use GitPrint.com

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15 Free Sources To Learn Swift Programming Language March 26, 2015

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15 Free Sources To Learn Swift Programming Language

By Thoriq Firdaus. Filed in Coding, Web Design

If you are not yet aware of this, Apple has introduced a new programming language called Swift in this year’s WWDC, alongside the new Mac OS X Yosemite. Swift aims to simplify the codes used in Apple platforms iOS and OS X. Despite the new name, Swift is compatible with the roots of predecessors like C, Objective-C and Cocoa Touch framework.

If you have been programming with Objective-C, learning Swift would be a breeze as it has inherited a number of syntax that you may already have been familiar with. And if learning Swift is in your to-do list but you haven’t started, here are a few free sources that is going to make things a lot easier for you.

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Learn Swift – Tutorials, Code Samples, References and more! March 26, 2015

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A curated list of helpful resources to learn Swift. Tutorials, Code Samples, References and more!

Join the Forums to learn the latest and contribute back!

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6 Best Free Swift Tutorials for Apple’s Newest Language | SkilledUp March 26, 2015

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6 Best Free Swift Tutorials for Apple’s Newest Language

POSTED 06/26/2014 4 MINUTES BY JOSEPH RAUCH

BY JOSEPH RAUCH

The programming community exploded with excitement after Apple announced its release of the Swift programming language a few weeks ago. Since then, a number of free tutorials have sprung up. The only problem is that a lot of them are crap, especially at this early stage. Don’t worry though! We scoured the web for everything Swift and found the best ones so you can learn more swiftly (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun).

Swift is going to be essential to any career as an iOS developer where you can make an average of $80,000 a year!1 It will become the new life blood of the skill so make sure you know it. Objective-C might be enough for now but things will surely be different after a year. If you’re an experienced programmer or aspiring developer who wants to save money, it’s time to start learning Swift so you can stay in the game! Start with these free tutorials, especially since it will take a while for more quality courses and bootcamps to become available.

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