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Stuart Walker
Stuart Walker
4,649 Points

Should I start the iOS Development with Objective-C track? Or move straight to iOS Development with Swift track?

I want to start an ios app development track but didn't know if as a beginner I should start with the original track with objective C or move straight to swift. Are the original app development tools obsolete?

3 Answers

Hi Stuart.

I started with Swift and I have had no problems making the apps in the track and even developing a few of my own. Both courses presume that you have no programming experience so it is up to you!

If you are looking to work for a company in iOS development then it may be worth your while to learn Objective-C as you may need to maintain apps written in that language.

However, if you are just starting app development and want to go solo making your own apps then I would say Swift is the way to go. It is new and a great language to write code in! I would highly recommend it.


Sage Elliott
Sage Elliott
30,003 Points

Treehouse has a good blog post on this subject. Give it a read!


Stuart Walker
Stuart Walker
4,649 Points

Both were very helpful answers! I am going to start with swift "because its easier" and hopefully move onto objective-c in the future! Cheers!

Glad you managed to make a decision Stuart.

Best of luck with programming iOS apps!