The arena of iPhone Application Development keeps on increasing with the increase in demand of application. The need of unique and quality application pushes developer to utilize available development frameworks in best possible way to develop unique and quality iPhone Applications. Objective C is one of the useful languages which are used to develop iPhone Applications.
Objective C is one of the oldest programming languages but still its a powerful tool to develop iPhone Applications. Objective C has been around 30 years. Object oriented programming of Objective C makes it simple to use and learn. This simplicity does not limit its capabilities and effectiveness and it is a great tool for developers to develop all type of complex and full-fledged . iPhone application developed with objective C are normally dynamic in nature, that is why it do not require recompilation on execution. Developers can develop interactive iPhone Applications by using Objective C programming and Cocoa Touch framework. Cocoa Touch is another API for building programs. It is based on the Mac OS X Cocoa API toolset and it is primarily written in Objective-C language.
Objective C is unique programming language because of its components which include objective library, OOP support and many development tools. Some of the main features of Objective C are,
-It is a simple language as it is an extension of C programming.
-It is easy to learn, but still its a powerful tool for programming.
-Dynamic binding feature in C programming speeds up the development procedure.
-Application architecture can be kept simple because of its Open dynamic binding.
-Objective C also allows sophisticated application development because of its intuitive nature.
-Application developed with Objective C does not require any recompilation on execution.
Along with all the advantages of using Objective C in application development, one drawback is that developers are required to work on Mac operating system to develop applications. There is no way to work on a windows based operating system for developing apps. According to a research, almost 90% of the time spent on application development spends on working on objective C, so if the developer does not have Mac operating system, he has to invest on it. But this drawback cannot deny the importance of Objective C. The simplicity, dynamic binding and intuitive nature of objective C facilitate developers to develop quality iPhone Applications in less time.