In order distribute applications to all iOS devices, Apple requires apps to be published through the App Store, making the App Store the one-stop shopping location for iOS applications.
With over 500,000 applications in the store, developers of many types of applications have been able to capitalize on the massive success of this single point of distribution. The App Store is a turnkey solution, offering app developers both distribution and payment systems.
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Almost a year ago, Apple announced a hot new programming language called Swift. It was announced at WWDC 2014 MAKING it clear that Apple wants to attract more developers to its already rich ecosystem. It isn’t exactly something that all developers asked because many of them are doing fine with Objective-C – the primary language for iOS apps. In fact, developers still use Objective-C today because Apple currently allows it even though the company is recommending Swift.
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