The iOS app business is quite lucrative. Plenty of folks have made a decent amount of money by bringing their iPhone and iPad apps to the market. Those of you who have programmed iOS apps in the past know Objective-C too well. The programming language has now overtaken C++ in popularity. C is still the top language with Java following in the second place. Considering that Objective-C was ranked 46th on TIOBE’s list just a year ago, its fast rise is mainly due to the iOS app business growing.
This is less about Objective-C and more about the success of the Apple ecosystem … Objective-C is enjoying that benefit. If it had been another language [on the Apple platform], it would have enjoyed that too,
explains Nolan Wright, the technology chief at Appcelerator. Objective C accounts for 9.3% of the world’s software (C++ is 4th with 9.1% share). Considering that the language is very easy to learn, Apple has made a great choice relying on it for its platform. It is highly unlikely that Objective-C will pass Java or C anytime soon.
These days, we hear a lot about Windows 8 and its new Metro UI. No matter how good it looks, it does not make Windows 8 phones worth investing in. But you could always get the same user interface on your iOS device using DreamBoard. This Windows 8 theme is fully functionality and lets users switch between the Metro UI and standard iOS. You can move the tiles and do other cool things with this. You need to jailbreak your device to get this though.