Programming Languages to know for iOS app development

by Alex Forsyth Developer

For building iOS applications, you need to know certain coding languages. Here’s the list of the best programming languages shared by one of the expert iOS app developers of Sydney

If you want to create an iPad, iPhone app, or applications for any other Apple device, you need to get aware of and have in-depth knowledge about a few programming languages. In this article, one of the most experienced iOS app developers of Sydney has talked about a few popular languages to learn and choose from for building perfect iOS applications. 


Here are the names you need to check out: 

  • Objective C
  • C#
  • Swift
  • Python
  • HTML 5
  • C++


Now, let’s move on to get a brief idea about these: - 


Objective C:

Prior to introducing Swift in the year 2014, objective C was the main language developers had to know for creating iOS mobile applications. It is a general-purpose and object-oriented language based on the basic C language. You may think that the introduction of C has suppressed the use of Objective-C, but this is not at all true. You must have knowledge in objective-to to give a kick start to iOS application development. 


Objective-C is the superset of C programming language. It offers object-oriented capabilities along with a dynamic runtime to the app. This language inherits the flow of control statements, the syntax, and the primitive types for defining objects, classes, and methods in a program. 

Because of its importance, Objective-C is still used for building scalable and robust apps for the iOS devices. 



 Swift was introduced by Apple in the year 2014. Apart from just iOS, this programming language is also used for watchOS, macOS, tvOS, z/OS, and Linux. It is the most advanced language to know for building successful and modern iOS applications that are safer, more secure, extensible, and dynamic. 

Swift can be considered as the future of iOS application development and therefore developers should not miss to learn it well. 



C# is a modern, simple, safe, object-oriented, open-source, and a flexible programming language and is considered as one of the most versatile options to learn and choose for iOS application development. 

The developers can create native iOS applications using Xamarin. It is a Microsoft-owned tool that helps developers to write the codes compiled to native iOS binaries. 



Python is one of the most widely used iOS app development languages. It was launched in the year 1991 and is an open-source, general-purpose, and a high-level programming language. It is a dynamic language that also supports imperative, object-oriented, procedural, and functional development paradigms. And when it comes to iOS application development, python is the best choice for creating functions, libraries, and the other back-end processing tasks. 



C++ is one of the popularly used and oldest programming languages known for creating iOS applications. There are many useful in-built libraries in C++ that can be used to make the development process simpler, faster, and better. 



Combined with CSS and other technologies, HTML 5 can be used for building hybrid iOS applications. 


iOS is one of the two most popular operating systems now. Swift and Objective-C are the two most essential programming languages for iOS app development. While Objective-C is an older language known, Swift is much faster, modern, and a clearer programming language. If you are a beginner and want to learn iOS application development from scratch, you need to know all of the above to end up with success.


Alex Forsyth is one of the most experienced iOS app developers of Sydney associated with Envertis Software Solutions, a leading firm in Australia. With several years of expertise, the author has written this article to guide the beginners well for a bright future and gain mastery in iOS application development.

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