John Coombs

Why Product Teams Should Adopt SwiftUI

SwiftUI is a powerful framework from Apple that can provide a number of compelling benefits to a product team. In addition to it being the latest UI framework from Apple, once adopted, it can enable product teams to ship faster and build better products.

Here are some key reasons why your team should consider adopting SwiftUI for your iOS apps:

Rapid prototyping and development

SwiftUI allows for rapid prototyping and development of user interfaces. With its intuitive and declarative syntax, designers and developers can quickly build and iterate on user interfaces, allowing for faster time-to-market and more efficient development cycles.

Live previews

SwiftUI offers live previews of the user interface, which allows designers and developers to see changes in real-time and make adjustments without having to run the app on a simulator or device. This can save a lot of time and effort compared to traditional development methods.

Improved developer productivity

SwiftUI's declarative syntax makes it easy for developers to understand and maintain the codebase, which can lead to improved developer productivity. Additionally, the framework's automatic handling of layout and state management can simplify the development process and reduce the amount of boilerplate code required.

Cross-platform development

SwiftUI allows for easy cross-platform development, as it can be used to build user interfaces for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. This can help to reduce the complexity and cost of developing for multiple platforms, exposing your product to a larger audience.

Improved performance

SwiftUI uses a new rendering engine that is optimized for high performance and low memory usage, which can lead to improved performance and battery life for your app.

Of course, there may be some concerns about adopting a new framework, such as lack of backwards compatibility, learning curve, and a less robust ecosystem of third-party libraries. However, SwiftUI is being adopted by more and more developers and companies, and it is likely that these concerns will be addressed in the near future. Additionally, adopting SwiftUI now will give your team an edge in the market by being an early adopter.

Overall, SwiftUI has many advantages that can help to improve the productivity and efficiency of a product team. It's a powerful framework that can help to reduce development time, improve developer productivity, and enable cross-platform development. While there may be some concerns, it's worth considering adopting SwiftUI as it can bring a lot of benefits to your product team.

At Judo, we’re making SwiftUI more approachable and accelerating teams ability to adopt it.