Swift for the rest of us.

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by lowercaseperson, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. lowercaseperson macrumors 6502

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    Hey all,

    I keep up with technology and am considered an "IT guy" by most of my friends because I have a NAS, can set up wifi, sync computers/phones with Dropbox, and make iMessage and hand off work. No, all my friends are not in their 70's. ;)

    That being said I'm not a programmer, and never will be. I am really curious what the end user outcome of Swift is/will be in the future? Realistically, will I as a consumer see any benefit in the next 6 mo. - 2 years from Swift. Or is it simply going to make things easier/faster for all those programmers out there?

    Thanks,

    Nolan

    P.S. I apologize if this is being addressed on another forum I just couldn't find it.
     
  2. gordon1234 macrumors 6502a

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    Probably not. The long term result should be faster, better apps, and hopefully more iOS developers who might previously been put off by objective-C (especially people not used to Mac development.) it would be hard to attribute any particular improvement to the language alone though.
     
  3. MEJHarrison macrumors 6502a

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    I suspect that unless it's pointed out, you wouldn't even know the difference. It doesn't add new capabilities to the phone. It's just a different method to create apps.

    Only programmers will care.
     

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