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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App Store and Sales
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A free service that emails you your daily App Store reviews & features. You can track apps and publishers to view stats for any app in the Mac and iOS App Stores. You can view stats and reviews on the website and also get a customisable widget so you can display your App Store reviews on your website or Panic’s Status Board app. […]

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Images and Icons
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A collection of icons for use in your toolbars, tab bars, nav bars, table row or anywhere else. There are currently 4 sets available, each containing at least 200 icons, for $25 each. Or there is a free set of 200 if you just want to try them out. Their latest set includes 200 outline icons drawn to match the iOS 7 style. All the icon sets are retina ready and are supplied with a master PSD. […]

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A website by Mattt Thompson with complete searchable full-text transcripts of WWDC sessions. This site is awesome if you can’t remember the exact session that covered the topic you’re after and don’t want to scrub through video after video. Each session’s transcript is displayed in full and also linked to the session video on […]

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Backend Services
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A very comprehensive backend-as-a-service provider. Like most providers, StackMob offers a datastore API, social login, push notifications, file storage and custom business logic code, but it also adds some other unique features such as a geolocation API, analytics and deployment management. They do offer a free tier but you have request pricing if you need more. […]

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App Design Vault

A catalogue of 21 app design templates to buy that you can use for building your next app. Each template includes sliced up PSDs and sample code. Prices start at about $59 and they have a premium membership for discounts and extra goodies. They’ve also recently added some iOS 7 style templates as well. […]

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Graphics & Animation
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Glyph Designer

A bitmap font editor for Mac that makes creating good looking font textures for games a breeze. You can create textures from any of the fonts on your Mac or import any font file, and customise the look with colour, shadows and stokes. It can be used from the command line and supports many of the popular frameworks, including Cocos2D, Moai, Sparrow and Corona. […]

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Graphics & Animation
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Particle Designer

A particle effects editor for Mac that offers 48 configurable properties to create custom particle effects for games. It supports many of the popular frameworks, including Cocos2D, Moai, and Sparrow. You can also share your particle effects in the massive online library or use effects created by other users. […]

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App Store and Sales
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Promotee is a Mac app to create professional looking promotional artwork for iOS, Mac and Android apps. You can drop your app screenshots onto one of the many templates or add your own templates. Promotee is great for creating images for the App Store or your app website. […]

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Hosted documentation for Objective-C libraries from the guys behind CocoaPods. The list of libraries is absolutely massive and supports multiple versions. The docs are generated using appledoc so should look familiar if you are used to Apple’s documentation. There are also links to download and install selected docs in Xcode and Dash. […]

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Command Line
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The best way to manage library dependencies in Objective-C projects. You just need to add a list of dependencies to a ‘PodFile’ in your Xcode project, run ‘pod install’ and you’re ready to go. The collection of libraries that CocoaPods knows about is absolutely massive and includes all the popular ones, but you can also contribute your own. […]

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