Recommended iOS Apps For Developers

calendarJuly 1, 2014 in HttpWatch , iOS

The small screens of the iPad and iPhone don’t lend themselves to in-depth development tasks, but their mobility and convenience can be useful when tracking down problems in the field or providing support when you are out of the office.

Here’s a list of apps that you may find useful if you are involved in development or tech support: (Please let us know in the comments if there’s any we’ve missed)

Networking & Web

HttpWatch – of course this has to be on the list! Our app is the ultimate browser based HTTP sniffer for iOS. (Paid & Free)

iNetwork Utility – scans your network showing device types and network addresses. It also supports Wake-On-Lan and can browse services advertised with Bonjour. (Paid)

System Status
System Status – shows in-depth information about the state of your iOS device including active network connections, memory and CPU usage. (Paid)
– tests the speed of your internet connection using servers close to you or at chosen locations (Free)

Pingdom – view the status of sites and services that you are monitoring and receive alerts if downtime occurs (Free)

IPMI Touch
– view the hardware status of IPMI supprting servers on your network including temperature, fan speed, etc. Servers can also be remotely powered on/off or restarted (Paid)

– a Telnet and SSH client for your iPhone or iPad (Paid)

Jump Desktop
Jump Desktop
– a remote desktop (RDP/VNC) client for Windows PCs and Servers (Paid)

Editing and File Handling

Textastic Code Editor
Textastic Code Editor
  – a fully featured code editor with syntax highlighting (iPhone Paid & iPad Paid)

– iOS 7 doesn’t have a public file system for sharing files between apps. Dropbox is the best alternative until improved sharing features arrive in iOS 8. You can save files from Mobile Safari or Mail and then open them in other apps or PC/ Mac (Free)

iOS Development & App Management

AppCooker – prototype iPhone and iPad apps on your iPad (Paid)

iTunes Connect
iTunes Connect
– view the sales and download data for your app on iOS (Free)

Crash Manager
Crash Manager
– view and manage crash reports from your Crashlytics account (Free)


Stack Exchange
Stack Exchange
– access Stack Overflow, Super User and Server Fault from your iPhone or iPad (Free)

– a blog reader app that synchronizes with your NewsBlur account (Free)

– download and view videos from Apple Developer conferences (Free)

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