The Ultimate Showdown: SwiftUI vs UIKit — Revolutionising iOS App Development

Navdeep Singh
7 min readJul 14, 2023

Legacy of iOS app development

This blog provides a brief overview of the importance of choosing the right framework for iOS app development

Evolution of iOS App Development Frameworks

Legacy of UIKit

UIKit has been the go-to framework for developing iOS apps for many years. Its robust features and extensive documentation have made it a popular choice among developers.

UIKit’s strengths and limitations for building mobile apps

  • UIKit provides a wide range of pre-built UI components that allow developers to create visually appealing interfaces.
  • However, UIKit can be complex and requires a deep understanding of its components and APIs. It can be time-consuming to build and maintain large-scale applications with UIKit.

Enter SwiftUI

SwiftUI represents a significant shift in iOS app development, introducing a declarative and intuitive approach to building user interfaces. It simplifies the development process by providing a concise syntax and automated updates to the UI.



Navdeep Singh

Author of Reactive programming with Swift, Engineering Manager — Exploring possibilities with new Tech.