Objective-C in Simple Terms
Originating in the early 1980’s, Objective-C is a general-purpose, object-oriented programming language based on iterations to the C programming language. It is often characterized as a small yet powerful set of extensions on the standard C programming language, most of which are based on Smalltalk, one of the first object-oriented programming languages.
It was selected as the primary language for NeXT (acquired by Apple in 1996) for its NeXTSTEP operating system, which served as the foundation on which macOS X and iOS were derived.
Until the adoption of Swift in 2014, Objective-C was the main programming language supported by Apple for the macOS, iOS, and iPadOS operating systems, as well as their respective software development kits (SDKs).
Untold uses Swift in our new iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS, macOS, and CarPlay software development, but the legacy of Objective-C will always be at the heart of all Apple development.