Apple Introduces SwiftUI Framework, ARKit 3 and New Xcode Tools for Developers

Making it dramatically easier and faster for developers to create powerful new apps, Apple today introduced several groundbreaking technologies during the WWDC 2019 keynote event, including SwiftUI development framework, ARKit 3, and some advanced new Xcode Tools.

“The new app development technologies unveiled today make app development faster, easier and more fun for developers, and represent the future of app creation across all Apple platforms,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.

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SwiftUI is a new development framework that makes building powerful user interfaces easier than ever before. Using simple, easy-to-understand declarative code, developers can create stunning, full-featured user interfaces complete with smooth animations. 

According to Apple, SwiftUI saves developers time by providing a huge amount of automatic functionality. And since it is the same API built into iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS, developers can easily build native apps across all Apple platforms.

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With ARKit 3’s new Motion Capture feature, developers can integrate people’s movement into their app. ARKit 3 also enables the front camera to track up to three faces, as well as simultaneous front and back camera support. RealityKit was also built from the ground up for AR.

For a complete list of all the developer features announced during today’s keynote, hit up Apple’s press release.