Apple continues to make coding accessible to student developers with Swift

Ah, the coding. Coding gets a bad rap because it’s hard to understand and even harder to do. But thanks to Apple, anyone can learn how to build an app via Fast.

Swift is a robust and intuitive programming language created by Apple that is as easy to learn as it is powerful to use. With Swift, developers can create apps for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.

In fact, many developers have started incorporating Swift code into their apps. and some even create brand new apps entirely in Swift. These apps that used Swift code that many of us are likely to have and use include LinkedIn, Eventbrite, VSCO, and Airbnb.

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Developers aren’t the only ones who have experienced Swift’s potential. Universities and academic institutions around the world also teach with Swift and Xcode on Mac. But what if you have no coding experience? So don’t be afraid. All you need is a MacBook M1 with macOS 12.4, the latest version of Swift Playgrounds from the Mac App Store, and a willingness to learn with it. step by step instructions.

Making coding accessible has been a goal of Apple for some time now. With the launch of the Swift Student Challenge, Apple is giving student developers the chance to show off their love of coding by creating a Swift Playgrounds app project on a topic of their choice. Winners receive exclusive WWDC 2022 outerwear, a personalized pin set, and one year of membership in the Apple Developer Program.


Two-time Swift Student Challenge winner Vincent Neo has created a replica of a classic third-generation iPod called “swiftPod”. Created using SwiftUI, the iPod comes with a touch wheel, clock, calendar, notes, and even a functional solitaire game you can play. He even composed a few tracks on GarageBand for music playback. Neo also offers five apps on the App Store, including ‘Environment‘ ‘Sunlight‘ and ‘Atmosphere‘.

Another student developer, Richard Qi, created a Swift Playground to help users better understand basic encryption concepts. Having already had his accounts hacked, he wants to allow people to have more control over their own online life and privacy. Qi also saw one of his coding projects go viral when he presented a iPhone AR Case where people could see the iPhone on the lid of the box “come to life”. He is also the creator behind Record app, which aims to help users track their job applications.

Swift is just the beginning for many developers and with WWDC 2022 coming up this June 6, attendees have a lot to look forward to, like watching over 150 in-depth session videos where attendees can learn how they can create the next app generation, find out how they can take their apps to the next level with a deeper dive into new tools, technologies and advancements across Apple platforms and more!

The best part is that it is completely free and available online through the Apple Developer app and website.

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