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Figma to iOS: A Step by Step Guide for Transforming Figma to iOS Code with DhiWise iOS Builder

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DhiWise

May 31, 2022
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Transforming a design to code has never been so easy before the introduction of DhiWise. It helps you to convert your design to a production-ready application within a few clicks. Moreover, it provides complete flexibility in code customization and lets you generate your app code with high accuracy. 

Sounds amazing, right?

If you are solely an iOS developer then  DhiWise’s iOS Builder is what you really need to get your app faster to the market. Besides that, it adds the extra benefits of native app development such as better performance, security, scalability, and code accessibility. 

So, Let’s dive deep into the amazing platform, and learn how to transform Figma to iOS code with DhiWise iOS Builder. Well before that first have a quick overview of the DhiWise and its top features.

An overview of DhiWise- The world’s first ProCode platform for full-stack web and mobile app development

DhiWise is a multi-technology-based web and mobile app development platform that aims to eliminate repetitive tasks in software app development by leveraging the power of automation. It empowers developers to deliver high-quality, scalable, maintainable, and customizable apps faster to the market.

Here are a few feature highlights of the DhiWise app development platform.  

  • Figma to code conversion (iOS, Android, Flutter, and React.js).
  • Firebase and Supabase integration to connect with the data sources.
  • API management: Add APIs by uploading Postman Collection of REST APIs and easily configure API requests and responses.
  • An intuitive UI, so no extra training is required to start using the platform.
  • Conditional workflow builder for mobile app development.
  • Logic builder to create the app-specific workflow.
  • Github and GitLab integration to simplify code sharing and collaboration.
  • Full code ownership no issues of vendor lock.
  • Secure app development with best-in-class reliability, scalability, and highest complience. 

Overall, the platform makes software development error-free, cost-effective, and highly efficient. 

Steps to convert Figma to iOS code using DhiWise iOS builder

Bringing your design ideas to life with coding all from scratch can be time-consuming and requires much effort but iOS app builder helps you to eliminate the major hurdles in mobile app development. 

It provides you with everything to build a successful app for an Apple ecosystem. Follow the steps below to convert Figma to iOS code.

Step 1: Sign up with DhiWise 🔗

Sign up to DhiWise with your Google or Github account, if already have an account simply sign in to DhiWise with your registered ID and Password. 

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Step 2: Create a new application

Once you log in to your DhiWise account click on the “New application” tab to build an iOS mobile application. It will open the following page.

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Here you need to select “iOS” as a Mobile App development technology. It will open the following window, where you can add the application name and import Figma, XD, or Sketch designs. If you don’t have your design ready, just use app templates and screens provided by DhiWise.

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You can either select the ready-to-use template or multiple screens to build a new application as shown below. 

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 Step 3: Import from Figma

The platform allows you to import Figma designs directly from the Figma account. Just enter the Figma URL and click “Import”. In the example below, we have imported the “movie ticket app design” using its Figma URL.

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In the following snippet, you can see the Figma URL at the top. 

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After importing the URL in DhiWise, you can view and select the desired screen that you want to use in your iOS application.

Step 4: Select screens and fetch screen resources

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Then clicking on the “Next” button, will start importing Figma resources from your selected screens. Meanwhile, you can check out the do’s and don’t s to achieve better design accuracy.

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Once all the screen resources are fetched you can start customizing each screen by clicking on the “Configure” button.

Step 5: Configure each screen view components

Now you can see all the resources fetched from Figma. The platform allows you to configure lifecycle methods, map out actions, set component properties, create conditional flows, and change the component names.

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Select the necessary screen component to set up an action or change the view.

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Step 6: Integrate API

To start integrating API select “API integration” from the left menu. Now you can check the existing API method for each API as well as “Edit” or “Delete” any method (GET, POST, PUT, PATCH, DELETE, and so on).

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But what if you want to integrate API from your existing Postman collection? 

DhiWise allows you to Add APIs by either uploading the Postman file or by creating new APIs. 

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Step 7: Build App

Once you are done with all customization, build your app by clicking on “Build App” it will take some time to generate the source code. Also, you can build an app right after fetching the design resources from Figma. If your Figma design has prototyping then it will be auto-implemented on your swift UI.

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Step 8: Download the iOS app code

After the build is completed you will be redirected to the code screen. From here you can download the source code and sync it to GitLab and GitHub. 

Even after generating the source code, you can still make the app changes using iOS app builder features. DhiWise gives you full flexibility to code customization, just download the source code and modify it wherever you want.

Also, have a look at this sample code generated with DhiWise iOS app builder.

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👉 Check out our Youtube videos to know more about the Figma to Swift code feature in DhiWise’s iOS builder: A complete playlist of DhiWise iOS Builder.

Summing up:

The tutorial provides you with a step-by-step guide on how to convert Figma design to Swift code using DhiWise iOS Builder. With the platform, you need to follow a few steps to generate the UI code from Figma Design, which ultimately speeds up your app development process.  

But wait there's more to offer!  

Whereas most other no-code and low-code development platforms are restricted to only front-end development, DhiWise- A ProCode platform goes one step further. It offers support for the most popular backend technologies such as Node.js, MongoDB, Express.js, and Laravel that clear the way to your backend development using the same platform. 

Sign up for free to experience the bliss of efficient, cleaner, and effortless app development. 

Happy coding!😊