Is Swift the Language for your Next Enterprise App?by Maria Jerek Web Analytics
The app ecosystem is growing at an incredible pace and how! Of the currently available 1.5 million applications in the iOS app store, the numbers for app download statistics have surpassed 100 billion downloads, with apps being downloaded at the rate of 850 apps per second. In keeping up with the changing tech scenario, there are new versions of OS X (El Capitan), WatchOS version 2 along with a version 2 for the Swift programming language. With these updates, enterprise mobile application development is set to move towards increasing the reliability as well as dependence on data and on leveraging machine-learning capabilities. The idea is to develop and deliver contextual iOS apps that enhance productivity through their proactive functioning.
For enterprises working towards improving the consumer experience for their products, services or applications, context has assumed an entirely new dimension, even though it has been a mainstay in management for long. As with the burgeoning number of connected and informed consumers, terms like 360-degree consumer views and customer experience have become all the more prevalent. Enterprises today strive hard to present experiences to customers that are tailored to suit their preferences and online browsing habits. With the arrival of iOS 9, things are set to get even more interesting, in the sense that it is set to broaden the scope of app intelligence and organic context. A mobile application development company can ensure that the applications developed by them fulfill the user requirements while building on and enhancing security, trust and privacy of enterprise data.
The latest iOS version 9, with its focus on optimizing OTA installs and a two-factor authentication measure for iCloud, is expected to run on more than as many devices and enterprises as possible. (The current statistics from Apple states that 83% users already run their devices on iOS 8.) The market for iOS enterprise apps is large – Apple reports that 98% of the Fortune 500 companies have at least one iOS app. For other enterprises, apart from technical, moving towards the development and deployment of an iOS app, working with an iOS app development company can be a highly feasible solution. The tightly linked, less fragmented system architecture allows the mobile application development company to develop apps that streamline BYOD strategies along with device management for the enterprise.
The question that arises now is how do app developers benefit from all these developments? Developing enterprise level applications for iOS-powered devices is all set to become incredibly easier – it was declared that the Swift programming language would now be “open sourced” to developers. With Swift already adopted as an app development language by many an iOS app development company, in part due to its ease of learning, open sourcing its core libraries would further allow developers to develop context-based apps on the upcoming versions of iOS. These apps would be capable of utilizing proactive features of the language as well as the platform, apart from driving employee productivity and efficiency.
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