Apple has announced that the new SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS is now available.
There’s never been a better time for developers to build iOS apps that integrate with SAP systems. Even if you’re new to developing for the SAP Cloud Platform, the SDK makes it easy to connect to back-end services, take advantage of iOS technology, and incorporate design best practices.
Here’s some of the SDK highlights…
● Seamlessly connect to back-end processes.
With the SDK, developers can easily take advantage of a company’s aggregated data held in the SAP Cloud Platform and enterprise systems. The apps can also tap into the services and functions defined in the SAP Cloud Platform, and include specific business and security rules to protect sensitive data.
● Take advantage of native iOS technology.
As one of the key building blocks of the SDK, developers can access native iOS frameworks and technologies to build incredible apps. This means that apps can take advantage of the latest interface technologies and built-in sensors to provide the context and experience that users expect.
● An SDK built on Swift.
The SDK is built on Apple’s powerful and open source programming language, Swift. This means that when you’re working in Swift, you can seamlessly call into the SDK and leverage it’s frameworks, UI elements, and APIs. And everything will look and feel the way it should, making the developer experience as natural as accessing native iOS APIs. The toolkit also comes with a Mac-based app, Assistant, that helps you easily set up projects and connect to the SAP Cloud Platform.
● Tap into a design language developed by SAP for iOS.
SAP created the new Fiori for iOS design language to bring together business user needs and the principles of iOS design using Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines. The SDK will include UI elements for the new design language, including reusable controls, UI patterns, templates, and access to back-end services. This will help developers quickly tap into reusable design components to build a consistent and intuitive user experience across apps.
● The training and support you need.
Apple and SAP have partnered to provide resources to help you get started. The SAP Academy for iOS is designed to help developers learn about connecting to SAP systems, leverage the SAP Fiori for iOS design language, and take advantage of iOS design and development best practices.
You can download the SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS from the link below…