What you need to know
- Apple is highlighting the power of Swift when it comes to teaching students how to code.
- The company is showcasing the stories of schools, educators, and students in Australia.
Apple is showcasing the success of Swift in schools in its latest Newsroom feature.
In a post on the Newsroom website, Apple is showcasing a number of schools, educators, and students in Australia who have used Swift to learn how to code. Swift is Apple's open-source programming language that is now incorporated by developers in tons of apps on the App Store.
One of the stories Apple highlighted was TAFE Queensland, the state's largest training provider. According to the article, the company will soon offer iOS app development with Swift training to students starting in October. The course was co-created between TAFE Queensland, Apple engineers, and educators.
"Developing in Swift blends creativity and coding to problem-solve in a way no other language can, giving our students the fundamental skills to create the world's next transformative apps, from ideation to design, development, and distribution through the App Store," says Jackie French, director of Creative Arts and Digital Design at TAFE Queensland. "Demand from students and industry continues to grow, proving the need for a larger pipeline of graduates qualified to maximize today's job opportunities and keep Queensland and Australia at the forefront of creativity and innovation."
Apple says that there are now 160,00 app economy jobs in Australia and that new jobs continue to increase at a rate of ten percent every year.
Since the launch of the App Store in 2008, the iOS app ecosystem has been an engine of growth and among the fastest-growing sectors of the world's economy. There are now close to 160,000 app economy jobs across Australia, a figure that's been increasing by 10 percent every year since 2017. Today, there are nearly 2 million apps on the App Store, which has facilitated over $600 billion (US) in commerce in 2020 alone, while the sale of digital goods and services through the App Store has earned developers over $200 billion (US) to date.
You can check out the full feature from Apple on the Apple Newsroom.
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