What Made iOS Swift App Development a $16 Billion Business

While using LinkedIn, Lyft, Khan Academy or Yahoo Weather app on your iPhone or iPad have you ever thought what connects them together? Well, they all are built by some or the other iOS developers with expertise in Swift programming language.

In 2015, Apple consumers spent a whooping $20 billion to purchase apps from its App Store. Considering the ratio of number of iOS devices (800 million) to the total number of active Apple devices (1 billion), we can see that iOS users have contributed close to $16 billion to the gross revenue of App Store.  Root Info Solutions contemplates on factors that make iOS Swift development popular.

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Performance

There is one more thing common about Swift apps, they exhibit incredible performance. According to Apple, Swift apps are 2.6x faster than those based on Objective-C, the previous language, and 8.0x faster than those on Python. Performance is a key differentiator when it comes to evaluating the success of an app, i.e. app retention. Users love to have apps that run faster. Apps that freeze or don’t respond instantly are pushed to the trash or recycle bin.

Interoperability

Apps developed in Objective-C can be easily migrated to Swift. Thus, the previous iOS app development efforts or investment made with them will not go in vain. An iOS Swift developer can easily manage the code using Xcode IDE. Update and upgrade tasks also become easier with Swift.

Open Source

Availability of Swift as an open source programming language under the Apache 2.0 open source licence is another key reason that makes it  widely popular. This makes it easily accessible to an array of audiences including developers, educators and students. Binaries for OS X and Linux required to compile code for iOS, OS X, watchOS, tvOS and Linux are easily available. Moreover, there is a greater scope of innovation in Swift as its community members can contribute directly to the Swift source code.

Security

iOS developers can make use of App Transport Security that  provides cryptographic security to the user’s data, when it’s transmitted between the app and the respective app server. App Transport Security administers the Transport Layer Security (TLS) or Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols to make this happen. Thus, a Swift app encapsulates the user’s data and resists any external data breach attempt.

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Employee Fitness Gets New Dimension with iPhone App Development by Root Info Solutions

Employee Fitness Gets New Dimension with Flabuless, an iPhone App Developed by Root Info Solutions. It resulted in motivation in employees to stay fit, improved workforce engagement and improved productivity.

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Health and Fitness App

“A healthy mind dwells in a healthy body”

The saying is old but not at all diluted. We can see its relevance in every sphere of life. Rewardz, our Singapore-based client, adopted this very thought while conceptualizing and planning its corporate wellness program, and our iPhone app development team was fortunate to have a role in it. We built Flabuless, a native app using Swift to makes its corporate wellness program easily accessible to end-users.

Corporate Wellness: Understanding the Need

A workplace is an important place for any employee. S/he spends almost one-third of her or his life there. And, it won’t be wrong to say that performance and productivity of employees is directly linked with their well-being and fitness. The coalition of Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), Brigham Young University and the Center for Health Research at Healthways did a litmus test to prove it. The performance of employees eating healthy diets was found to be 25% better than those who stayed on a substandard diet. Those taking five or more servings of fruit and vegetables at least four times a week were 20 percent more productive. Employees taking 30 minutes of exercise, thrice a week, were found to be further productive by 15 percent. Consistent intake of healthy food and adherence to exercise reduced workplace absenteeism by 27 percent as employees serious towards them were less prone to diseases. (Excerpts as reported by businessnewsdaily.com).

Flabuless iPhone App: Overview

Track and Monitor

Tracking performance becomes easier and faster with the app. Users can have an access of the entire health statistics and stay motivated. With its compatibility with Fitbit, users can pull out more records regarding their health.

Customisation

Adopting company can customize the app further to suit their brand identity and the interests and preferences of their stakeholders.

Flexibility

Users have flexibility to track different physical activities from walking and staircase climbing to jogging, running, swimming, and other regular or occasional activities.

Powerful Reporting

Employers can also stay in the know of the company’s health by having anytime, anywhere access to individual or group reports and take measures to improve it.

Deliver Rewards

The app rewards users with points based on their performance and effort in terms of achieving fitness goals. The points can be redeemed with offerings from fitness and health brands like Smoothie King, Subway, Munch, Kfit, Fitbit, Osim, Mx. Sapola and Everyone.

Thus, the approach is to drive workplaces towards holistic wellness and let employees stay fit and healthy so that they can contribute their best to the growth of the organization.

Rewardz work with its clients to design promotional materials, organize fitness challenges, wellness workshops, health screenings and more, to keep its offerings tailored to their needs and interests.

Key Benefits

  • Improved motivation in employees to stay fit
  • Improved workforce engagement
  • Improved interpersonal bonding
  • Availability of better deals
  • Increased productivity and business efficiency
  • Improved brand reputation
  • Reduced attrition rate
  • Reduced cost of talent acquisition

You have seen how technology can leapfrog traditional corporate wellness program to make it more friendly, persuasive, encouraging and flexible. Interested in empowering your business and customers? Feel free to reach us at info@rootinfosol.com. We offer strategic iPhone apps development, iPad app development, Android app development and much more to keep you ahead of the time.

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Five Wishes To Fulfill for a Swift Mobile Application Development Services Company

86% of the mobile time is spent in apps alone, this news by Flurry made a buzz in the media and technology industry in 2014. Interestingly, the trend continues, but in the larger interest of consumers, Swift app development companies should innovate their ways and adopt healthy practices to make sure that their users get the best out of the apps.

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Here are top five features admired by users.

Quick and Easy Installation

By reducing the installation and uninstallation time of an app, a Swift mobile application development services company can win a big favor of consumers. They love to spend little time whether it’s getting started or saying goodbye. The latest Swift 2.2 SDK brings advanced tools and features to help developers optimize the coding of an app.

Make Navigation Effortless

Users have definite goals – to seek information, place an order, raise a request, track the status, edit profiles or do more — and your app must give users the authority to do all with perfect ease. Nothing should interrupt users from doing what they want.

Prioritize Speed

Performance matters for users. Whether it’s about getting the app loaded or accessing the information it stores or services it serve. A major chunk of the iOS app development companies face complaints from consumers regarding slow performance. Swift 2.2 brings powerful tools to make an app perform well, but the much of it depends on the ability of the each and every member of the Swift app development team.

Offline Capabilities

Users must be entitled to seek information and complete actions using the app, no matter whether they are offline or online. Being a Swift app developer, you have the responsibility to equip your app with the Offline capability.

Include Analytics

Business intelligence and insights are important for today’s entrepreneurs. A Swift app development company must understand this fact and integrate the Swift app with analytics that can track user’s preferences, location or any other information as required.

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Top 5 Challenges a Swift Mobile Application Development Company Must Overcome

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Swift App Development

Today 90% of the businesses have mobile apps. From sales and marketing to customer service and social engagement, for everything businesses are relying on mobile app development services. And WHY not? Mobile apps are accountable for the maximum digital engagement and content consumption. There is no dearth of mobile app development companies in the world, but when you are in the quest of finding a reliable Swift mobile application development company, you find only a few names to reckon with.

Here are top 5 challenges that every Swift mobile application development company must overcome to make sure that the delivered product matches with the expectation of its client, and is able to give a superior experience to the end-users.

Swift Application Development: 5 Key Challenges

Cross-Device Compatibility

Owing to different display sizes and configurations, iOS app developers often face cross-device compatibility challenges. What appears and works appealing on iPhone may not deliver the same aesthetics on an iPad or an iPod touch. Based on the needs and expectation of target audience, and keeping their demographic factors in mind, a mobile app development company must deliver the right experience to ensure maximum engagement and benefits to the client.

Offline Functionality

An iOS mobile app development company should ensure offline accessibility of the synchronized data. This will ease the task of users in absence of the Internet connection. An iOS developer must implement data caching functionality.

Multi-Tasking Influence

An iOS app development company should keep a track on the influence of different processes and services running on the device in question. Incoming and outgoing calls, emails, messages, alerts, etc. should have little impact on the performance of the Swift mobile app.

Smooth Installation/Uninstallation

A Swift application development agency must ensure that users are able to install and uninstall the mobile app in a quick and easy manner with the least effort. Though the time and speed will vary a bit across different network conditions, the process should not evoke frustration in users.

App Store Approval

A mobile app development company must acquaint with the rules and regulations of Apple iTunes store for getting the product uploaded successfully. Every attention should be paid to errors or rejection. This will ensure higher visibility of the mobile app amidst its target audience and a great value proposition for its owner.

Hope you enjoyed reading. I will be back with more mobile app development tips and tricks. Do share your valuable comments.