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The greatest iOS development tools, including websites, desktop and mobile apps, and back-end services. Updated daily by Max Ott.

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Backend Services
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Ensembles

Ensembles is a sync framework for Core Data apps. Works with iCloud, Dropbox, and any backend you choose. […]

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Backend Services
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Docker

Build, Ship, and Run Any App, Anywhere. Learn about the only enterprise-ready container platform to cost-effectively build and manage your […]

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Backend Services
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Cloud Firestore

A NoSQL cloud document database from Firebase that lets you easily store, sync, and query data for your mobile app. Cloud Firestore provides SDKs that synchronises data between devices in real-time with offline data access via an on-device database. The SDKs also take care of the complex authentication and networking code you’d normally need to write yourself paired with a comprehensive set of security rules so you can access your database without needing to write any server-side code. […]

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Backend Services
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Hasura

Managed infrastructure and built in APIs that give you access to complex backend functionality without writing any code. Hasura uses the power of Postgres to give you instant data APIs that let you query the database in JSON without any backend code, or you can extend the built in functionality with your own custom micro-services. You also get out of the box auth APIs for a number of common authentication providers including Facebook, Google, and email. Finally, you get filestore APIs to handle user based file upload, download and deletion. […]

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Backend Services
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Notificare

A push notification platform for iOS, Android and web. Notificare lets you send interactive and contextual notifications based on the insights gathered by the drop-in SDK. Features include location based messages (geo-fencing and iBeacons), advanced segmentation, contextual content, loyalty cards and coupons. There are a range of price plans available that scale with your audience from developer to enterprise, and there is also a whole suite of add-ons available to add extra features. […]

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Backend Services
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AppSight

A online service that lets you search for SDKs and third party code used by popular apps on the App Store. AppSight lets you pick an app and view all the SDKs used to create it, along with some additional details such as device requirements, requested permissions, URL schemes, and version history. You can also view the data the other way by picking an SDK and viewing a list of the apps that currently use it, along with related SDKs and quick links to the code on Cocoapods, GitHub, Twitter, etc. […]

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Backend Services
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The Perfect Assistant

A companion Mac application for the Perfect server-side Swift framework. The Perfect Assistant is a set of convenience tools designed to help Server Side Swift developers start, manage, compile, test, and prepare for deployment more easily. You can set up new projects and get access to ready-to-roll project templates; manage dependencies; create simultaneous macOS and Ubuntu builds on your local machine; push projects up to EC2 servers; and it can integrate the Linux build process directly into Xcode. […]

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Backend Services
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IBM Cloud Tools for Swift

A set of tools for macOS that simplify the management and deployment of server-side Swift on IBM’s Bluemix. IBM Cloud Tools for Swift includes a sample app to get started using Kitura. You’ll get a local development environment and tools to easily deploy and manage the status of your IBM Cloud runtimes, including unified credentials management, centralised control and monitoring of deployed assets, and local notifications of remote actions. You can also add your client side code to a project to link it to cloud services. […]

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Backend Services
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Realm Mobile Platform

A new complete backend solution for the popular Realm database. The Realm Object Server is a self-hosted solution that enables realtime data sync and powerful event handling between the server and devices running the Realm Mobile Database. Features include user authentication; two-way data sync with conflict resolution; server-side events triggered by data changes; access control; and loads more.Realm Mobile Platform is free to use in production for commercial use with paid options for an enterprise SLA. […]

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Backend Services
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SwiftyBeaver

A logging platform for Swift that lets you access app logs in development & release with end-to-end encryption. SwiftyBeaver includes a drop-in framework that lets you easily log to the Xcode console, a file and the SwiftyBeaver Crypto Cloud, as well as providing user analytics, release logging and Swift 3 compatibility. The Crypto Cloud securely stores your logs in the cloud and includes and API and unlimited data. The platform also includes a Mac App that lets you instantly search and filter your logs with zero latency. All data is stored in an SQLite database and can be easily exported. […]

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