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iOS Tools Guide

Tools

Native OS X apps

  • Reveal - runtime view debugging
  • Paw - the ultimate REST client for Mac
  • Charles - web debugging proxy
  • xScope - a set tools for measuring, inspecting, and testing on-screen graphics and layouts
  • PaintCode - turn drawings into code
  • FauxPas - find errors in iOS or Mac project

Scripts and CLI tools

  • Nomad - "World-Class Command Line Utilities For iOS Development"

    • Cupertino - "Automate administrative tasks that you would normally have to do through the Apple Dev Center..."
    • Houston - "Send push notifications from the command line..."
    • Dubai - "Generate Passbook .pkpass files with ease. Rapidly iterate on the design and content of your passes..."
    • Venice - "Secure your In-App-Purchases by verifying App Store purchase receipts..."
    • Shenzhen - "Create development builds and then distribute their .ipa files..."
  • fastlane - "iOS Automation for Continuous Delivery"

    • deliver - "Upload screenshots, metadata and your app to the App Store using a single command"
    • snapshot - "Automate taking localized screenshots of your iOS app on every device"
    • frameit - "Quickly put your screenshots into the right device frames"
    • PEM - "Automatically generate and renew your push notification profiles"
    • sigh - "Because you would rather spend your time building stuff than fighting provisioning"
    • produce - "Create new iOS apps on iTunes Connect and Developer Portal using the command line"
    • cert - "Automatically create and maintain iOS code signing certificates"
    • codes - "Create promo codes for iOS Apps using the command line"

QuickLook plugins

QuickLook is the OS X feature that allows previewing of files by selecting them and pressing the Space key.

  • ProvisionQL - preview .ipa files and provisioning profiles
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