Apple's own development platform


Xcode is Apple’s proprietary integrated development environment (IDE), launched in 2003 to allow developers to make apps for its iPhone, and since then has expanded to develop applications for iPad, Mac and Apple Watch.

Xcode, naturally, supports any feature or technology currently available on iOS and iPhone, for which it makes native apps. An extremely powerful tool, it allows for a GUI as well as coding to build your apps. It is the original tool to build apps for launching on Apple products.

  • Trial is free, no membership to Mac Developer program required
  • Powerful interface builder and debugging tools
  • Built-in sprite editor and testing “playground”

XCode Features

  • Designed for multiplatform
  • Productive coding
  • Swift, SwiftUI, Swift Package
  • Xcode documentation

XCode Info

Platforms:iOS, macOS
Types:Game Development Software, Mobile Game Development, Platform
Groups:App Development Software
Articles from the XCode blog:
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  • Top App Development Software (2022) Posted by Pia Subramaniam ...being the main two coding languages for iOS applications, there are a wide variety of tutorials for the xCode IDE, editors, libraries, plugins and other resources that are vast and of excellent quality.
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