Hire Swift developers
Swift is a programming language developed by Apple for its iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS applications.
Since its introduction in 2014, Swift has quietly taken over Objective-C as the “go-to” iOS language, and it’s fast, efficient, and easy to learn. It has other advantages over other programming languages too, including safety and ease of use.
So, if you’re looking to develop an app for Apple’s platforms, you’ll want to hire Swift developers. The language’s popularity has led to a growing community of developers, making it easier than ever to find and hire dedicated Swift developers.
However, as Swift’s popularity grows, so does the demand for skilled Swift developers. Therefore, it can be tricky to hire Swift developers, and hiring devs who aren’t the right fit for your company can also cost you thousands of dollars.
That’s where we come in. At Gun.io, we help companies large and small–from Fortune 500s to startups – hire Swift developers for full-time and part-time positions. Our average time to hire is 13 days.
And instead of non-technical recruiters, we have a team of senior developers who run our vetting and matching. This process means we can help you hire Swift programmers with minimal fuss.
Why choose Gun.io
Hire Swift developers vetted by our team of senior engineers
Developers on our platform go through a rigorous screening process. This screening includes an algorithmic screening, a background check, and a live technical interview with one of our senior engineers. As a result, approximately 100 developers get to work with Gun.io clients each month out of 1,000 who apply.
Hire dedicated Swift developers in 13 days or less (our average time-to-hire).
Hire from a trusted pool of talent
Hundreds of companies – from startups to Fortune 500s – have been served through our platform. Moreover, 70% of currently engaged developers have 10+ years of software experience.
Hire dedicated Swift developers
Hire Swift experts with Gun.io
1. Build your ideal candidate
Tell us the skills you require and chat with our talent team.
2. Receive your candidates
In 3-5 business days, you’ll be sent a shortlist of the best Swift developers for hire. There are no job posts or stacks of resumes to review—just a shortlist of great matches ready to work.
You can then decide which candidates you’d like to chat with, and we’ll arrange the intro calls. One of our team will also sit in to help answer any questions.
3. Get started
Once contracts are in place and you’re ready to hire Swift developers, we’ll connect you. You can then work together as you see fit. We also support both parties as needed and handle hours tracking, billing, and payments.
At Gun.io, we want you to be 100% satisfied, so we’ll keep helping you hire dedicated Swift developers if you have any problems.
How to hire Swift developers
Why hire a Swift developer?
Using Swift to build your iOS applications makes sense from a business standpoint. Since many people choose Apple devices over other devices, you’ll want to make sure you have Swift developers on your team who can help you maintain effective iOS apps.
Here are a few added benefits of using Swift and why you should hire Swift developers:
- Swift is low maintenance: Once you’ve built a mobile app with Swift, the app is relatively easy to manage and maintain. Swift operates in a single program. Meanwhile, Objective-C uses two separate files to manage its applications.
- Swift offers a better user experience: Swift-developed apps are known to be faster, take less time to install, and consume less on-device memory. These features provide users with a great experience.
- Developing with Swift costs less time and money: Swift has been optimized for efficiency and is easy for developers to use, so it typically takes less time to create applications.
If you’re developing an iOS app, a Swift developer will be integral at every phase, from wireframing your app and software planning to UI design, testing, and submission to the App Store.
Also, if you have an existing Objective-C-based app, an experienced Swift developer can help you migrate the app’s code into Swift.
What skills should I look for in a Swift developer?
A strong understanding of the Swift programming language and its syntax, features, and best practices is crucial. Candidates should have experience using Swift to build various apps and be familiar with popular frameworks and tools.
Knowledge of popular iOS design patterns and guidelines is also valuable, which can help ensure the apps are user-friendly.
Other technical skills to look for include proficiency in database management and networking, as well as experience with testing and debugging.
Familiarity with iOS and macOS development
Skilled Swift developers should know the frameworks and libraries available for iOS and macOS development, such as UIKit, Foundation, and AppKit. Additionally, candidates should be familiar with the Apple ecosystem, including tools like Xcode, which is the primary development environment for Swift.
The Swift development team must be well-equipped to handle the specific challenges and requirements of building applications for these platforms. This includes developing applications that meet Apple’s design guidelines and integrate seamlessly with the ecosystem’s features and technologies, such as Siri and iCloud.
Debugging and testing
Debugging and testing are important parts of the development process, and Swift developers need to be proficient in these areas to deliver high-quality apps.
The best Swift developers are familiar with tools like Xcode’s built-in debugger, which allows software developers to step through the code line by line and monitor variables, making identifying and resolving issues easier.
How much does it cost to hire Swift developers with Gun.io?
We get a lot of questions about how to hire dedicated Swift developers and how much they’ll cost. The short answer is this: If you have a budget, we can design a solution to suit your needs. But planning for a future headcount is much easier when you have numbers and data.
With this in mind, we don’t have standard prices on Gun.io. Instead, we offer flexible retainers based on your needs, the project, and the developers’ salary expectations. These retainers start at $5,000 per month. This price includes Gun.io’s fee, and you’ll see the total price upfront on developers’ profiles. There are no extra fees.
To help you move forward and hire Swift developers, we’ve gathered data from recent hires on the Gun.io platform. These numbers represent the averages and ranges for developer costs within their respective experience and geography bands.
This data is a great place to understand how companies you’re competing with think about their investment with each hire.
We recommend using this data as a guide. You’ll still need to consider other factors to determine the best Swift developers for hire.
How is Gun.io different from other Swift developer hiring platforms?
We make hiring Swift developers effortless, whether for full-time or part-time roles. We streamline the hiring process, from sourcing and vetting candidates to matching you with Swift experts.
Our clients appreciate our quick and easy hiring experience, with an average time-to-hire of 13 days. In addition, we’ve implemented a strict vetting process and have built a network of top developers. As a result, our developers have an average of 10+ years of experience.
Here’s a percentage breakdown for approved devs in our network:
- < 7 years: 11%
- 7-9 years: 26%
- 10-19 years: 47%
- 20+ years: 16%
Can I hire a Swift developer part-time?
Yes, you can! At Gun.io, you can hire Swift developers on a full-time, part-time, or contract-to-hire basis.
Of the three, contract-to-hire is a favorite among our clients and developers. This is because contract-to-hire lets you roll the developer onto your project to see if they’re a good fit before hiring full-time.
Does Gun.io only provide hiring services, or can I get project management support for my Swift project too?
Yes, you can (again!) Gun.io can help you hire Swift developers on a full-time, part-time, or contract-to-hire basis, and provide project management support.
We facilitate intro calls and support both parties as needed throughout the engagement. We also handle hours tracking, billing, and payments.
What can our Swift developers do for you?
Our Swift developers can help you with the following:
- Custom Swift app development
- Objective-C to Swift app migration
- Routine maintenance and support
- Much more!
Meet available, vetted talent today
So are you looking to hire a Swift developer (or three) for your team? If so, we’ve got you covered. Click the button below so we can help you on your talent hunt today!