In this tutorial, you will find answers to your common questions regarding design to code in iOS app development and also learn how to generate and customize Swift code for iOS apps.
So without wasting further time let's get started!
Swift is a general purpose, robust, intuitive programming language developed by Apple Inc. and the open source community for building apps for iOS, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. It is designed to give developers more freedom and flexibility than ever before.
The programming language is easy to use, safe, Fast, and expressive. It offers a range of features such as closures, generics, type interface, and so on. Overall, it combines the features of both C and Objective-C under the same roof.
Swift has a clean syntax that makes it easier to read and write. Swift code closely resembles plain English which makes it easier to learn for programmers from another background.
As compared to C and Objective-C, Swift does not have dependencies which makes it easier to maintain. Instead of maintaining two different files Swift only needs to maintain a single code file.
Swift syntax and language construction eliminate several types of mistakes and bring stability to your code, which means fewer crashes. Swift enables developers to compile the code and fix the error while writing the code.
Working with Swift language reduces your coding efforts. You need to write very less code for string manipulation and similar statements.
The language is faster compared to python and objective-C. A complex Object sort algorithm runs 3.9 times faster than its implementation in Python.
Dynamic libraries allow Swift applications to link with the code blocks and speed up the app development. These libraries are directly uploaded to the memory thus cutting down the initial app size and increasing the app performance.
So if you are building an app for the Apple ecosystem and want to convert your UI design to Swift code just start using DhiWise the only platform for developers to build beautiful and reliable apps faster.
The platform can convert your Figma, Adobe XD, and Sketch design to any front-end code i.e Swift, Flutter, Kotlin a, and React.js.
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But as we are talking about Swift- The most loved language of iOS developers, let's first understand how to convert Figma design to Swift code with DhiWise iOS App Builder.
To convert Figma design to Swift code, you must have:
The platform also supports Adobe XD and Sketch design to code conversion. So if you have your design in Adobe XD or Sketch don’t worry, just follow the steps below to generate your Swift code.
To convert Sketch or Adobe XD design to Swift code you must have:
DhiWise identifies the screen components and generates Swift code accordingly. If your design has UI interactions then those will be captured and converted to code by the platform.
Moreover, developers can also use DhiWise Figma to Code plugin to convert their Figma design to Swift code. This will be helpful if you are building an app with the traditional approach but don’t want to start all from scratch.
Till now we have learned about the design to Swift code conversion but what about UI customization? DhiWise iOS App Builder lets you customize your iOS app with full flexibility.
Let's find out how.
So, once you have fetched your design screens with the screen components and the interactions if any, start customizing your app by clicking Configure.
It will open the screen with an interface where you can map out your app screen actions. Click on the specific UI component that you want to customize. It will allow you to change view and create action.
Moreover, it provides you with a Conditional Flow builder to create logic in your application on button click and the lifecycle events, you can follow them with navigation, alert dialog, data storage, and many other features.
Once your customization is done you can either export the code for individual and multiple screens or generate code for the entire design using the Build App option.
DhiWise gives you complete code ownership, so you can view, download, customize and use code wherever you want.
Now, let's come to collaboration, the platform is integrated with GitHub and GitLab repositories and thus simplifies code sharing and collaboration among the developer’s team.
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In the tutorial, we have learned about the Swift language, its benefits, and how to convert your app design to the Swift code and customize it with DhiWise iOS App Builder.
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