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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Ray Wenderlich

Probably the biggest collection of free iOS tutorials on the Internet. Ray and his team have written tutorials for all aspects of iOS app and game development and are adding more all the time. They have also published several books that you can buy from the store. […]

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A visual app analytics platform. Appsee provides all the typical analytics features and crash reporting but adds some really clever visual features such as user recordings and touch heatmaps. It might be a little pricy for independent developers but it definitely is very clever. […]

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Source Control
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A free Mercurial and Git client for Windows and Mac. It offers most of the features that all the best paid Git clients do but SourceTree is completely free. It’s made by Atlassian so integrates nicely with Bitbucket as well. […]

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Try Objective-C

An interactive course from Code School that teaches the basics of the Objective-C language for iOS development beginners. You can subscribe to play more advanced iOS courses, but this course (and the first level of all courses) is free to play. […]

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Networking and APIs
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A useful API proxy service for debugging your API calls. You just have to swap your API URLs in your code with a Runscope one and all traffic will be available for you to inspect online. You can also create API requests, save them and run them through later. […]

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App Store and Sales
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Status Magic

A mac app for adding perfect status bars to your iOS App Store screenshots. Import screenshots from your iOS device and Status Magic will either overlay a clean status bar on top with options for all the icons and indicators or allow you to easily remove the status bar all together. […]

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Backend Services
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An alternative backend-as-a-service provider very similar to Parse. Like Parse, it offers cloud storage, push notifications and custom business logic, but also provides an out-of-the-box implementation of Facebook Open Graph for apps that don’t have websites. […]

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Shake Report

A useful little utility to get bug reports from users. The drop-in SDK allows users to shake their device to send a report. You can also download the backend component and deploy it on your server to have your reports collected and classified. […]

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iOS Support Matrix

The definitive iOS version/device matrix chart. It includes all the data you need including hardware specs, minimum and maximum supported iOS versions, retina display support and even Geek Bench ratings. Very handy! […]

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