Swiftify as another team mate
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 25, 2019

Swiftify as another team mate

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Swiftify

Swiftify has been used for the last [few] months by the mobile team, specifically by the iOS developer (me).

I'm currently working on projects that require Objective-C and Swift, so Swiftify is really useful to optimize this process. It is quite easy to use, just need to implement it in XCode and then just select the code and the option "Convert selection to Swift".

Specifically when I need to create a new Swift class and I need to use already existing code on Objective C, I use to convert it first with Swiftify, so I can save some time in the process.
  • Implemented on XCode as an editor option
  • Fast and precise, compared to competitors
  • Helps you in your development
  • It converts from Objective-C to Swift but not from Swift to Objective-C.
  • The conversion is not perfect, does not always work right.
  • The conversion should provide suggestions, as the code could be converted in many different ways.
  • For now the impact has been small, considering that I used the trial version, it was helpful for small conversions. Summarising: Saving time on researching process
Swiftify tries to convert the code even if the code can not be executed in a real situation.
I chose Swiftify because most of the times you just need to convert one line, one method... That of course, it is using and used by other code that you didn't add in the conversion code, but you just need to convert that for now. In this situation, Swiftify converts the code, other ones such as iSwift will report an error in the code and will not convert it.

Do you think Swiftify delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with Swiftify's feature set?

Yes

Did Swiftify live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Swiftify go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Swiftify again?

Yes

It is recommended to use Swiftify in any situation that requires iOS development because even if you develop just in Swift or just in Objective-C, it could be helpful for researching and investigating purposes.

Additionally, if you need to convert big quantities of code from Objective-C to Swift, this tool will optimise that work. It will not translate a whole class of 2000 lines perfectly, but after converting it you can review the code and modify the lines that have not been properly converted, making you save more than the 50% of the time in that case.

I've not been able to test it properly as I only used the trial version and it is really limited.