Here at BAYOOMED, we wanted to find out: Do AI tools like GitHub Copilot deliver what they promise? Can we implement software projects more efficiently with Copilot and what are the weaknesses of the AI tool?
For our test, two teams worked on different projects during a one-month test phase. Team A, which focused on native mobile development using Android/Kotlin and iOS/Swift with new UI frameworks, found that Copilot’s suggestions were often unhelpful and not aligned with the frameworks’ usage. The tooling for Copilot in XCode was also less advanced.
In contrast, Team B’s assessment was positive. They were working on a cross-platform app using C#/.NET framework. After a brief learning period, GitHub Copilot suggestions accelerated their development, especially for repetitive tasks like writing tests.