Is there a way I can use atom instead of Xcode for iOS development? I am aware of objective-c syntax support and and autocompletion package for iOS. But, is it possible to compile, link and deploy on simulator/device using atom?
Yes, it is possible to code in Atom and build your iOS app with
xcodebuild command, if you google how to compile from command line you’re going to see a lot of blog posts explaining that.