iOS engineers are moving smartly with RestKit, especially for enterprise grade applications.
The technology industry is ever changing, and the mobile market has grown in a flash over the past few years. In this evolution iOS has played a major role. iOS7 gained a tremendous amount of attention with its refreshed UI and cloud functionality.
The expectations of most people these days is to have a mobile app with the same degree of functionality as the web app. Most developers start a new product engineering project by thinking about the complexity of UI, storage (preference/DB), response time, time estimation, and so on. But often not enough attention is paid to the data-model for an enterprise mobile application.
Enter RestKit…. RestKit is an Objective-C framework for iOS that makes the development of interactive RESTful web services simple, fast and fun. It combines a clean, simple HTTP request/response API with a powerful object mapping system that drastically reduces the amount of coding required.
How RestKit effects development:
Challenges with RestKit
As far as my experience is concerned, I believe the most important thing for end users is a cool UI and fast execution. Granted the compilation of Objective-C is really fast, but combining RestKit to manage the Data-Model with handsome components from Cocoa Controls can allow you create a beautiful and effective app with ease.
Good luck to all mobile app developers!
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