iOS Dev Tools

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

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Design
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Sip

A simple but invaluable menubar app that instantly samples & encodes any colour on your screen. A quick keyboard shortcut will give you a system wide colour picker that lets you select any pixel on your screen. You can then paste the selected colour directly into your editor in one of several formats including CSS, NSColor, UIColor and CGColor. […]

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Command Line
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iTerm 2

A very decent alternative to the Terminal app on Mac. It adds loads of fantastic features including search, autocomplete, countless configuration options, TotalTerminal/Visor style hot-key triggered slide in windows and a lot more. The best thing is, it’s free and open-source on GitHub. […]

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Blogs
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A link-list style developer blog that has been going since the real early days of iPhone OS. It is focused on all things iOS, including code examples, tips and tricks, Apple developer news, open source projects and tools. […]

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Images and Icons
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App Icon Template

A site that offers free Photoshop app icon templates including iOS 7. The templates come with a PSD that uses smart objects to preview your app icon in various screens, including the home screen and the App Store. It also includes Photoshop actions to export the icon in all the required sizes ready to drop into Xcode. […]

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Design
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Developer Color Picker

A custom colour picker for developers that makes getting colours out of Photoshop/Acorn mock-ups quick and easy. Once you’ve picked your colour you can copy it you the clipboard in NSColor, UIColor, CGColorRef, CSS or HTML styles, with an optional declaration as well. Simple but extremely useful, especially because it is system wide. […]

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Deployment
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iOS App Release Checklist

A very thorough pre-flight checklist for submitting an app to the App Store compiled by Dave Addey. It covers feature testing, device coverage, network conditions and locale settings. You can download the checklist as a Pages document or a PDF, but there is also a copy in a GitHub repo that’s accepting contributions. […]

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Images and Icons
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BlendMe.in

A Photoshop CC and CS6 extension that gives you access to a massive collection free of icons. All the assets are provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. It looks like they are adding more collections all the time so if you have your own collection you’d like to share, let them know. […]

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