Know Your Tools For iOS Development

If you are accustomed to the right kind of tools then you can take your development skill to the next level. Now let us discuss on some of the key tools which are used for iOS development:

AppCode

If you are seriously thinking about iOS development then you must need AppCode. Some of the key features of this tool are:

  • Code Quality

  • Advanced Coding Assistance

  • Project & Code Navigation

  • Code Generation & Refactorings

  • Debugger

  • iOS Development

  • i18n Support

  • Customization & Extensibility

Indigo Studio

This tool allows you to prototype your website, mobile apps and desktop quite interactively. One of the major upsides of this prototype tool is that it is free! Some of the interesting features of Indigo Studio are:

  • Sketch & Design Screens

  • Illustrate with Storyboards

  • Animate Transitions

  • Design with Clutter-Free User Interface

  • Annotate Prototypes

  • Share & Present Prototypes

  • Export Designer Prototypes

Reflector

It is considered to be one of the best possible tools for mirroring iOS device screen while trying to present or demo to a group. Key features of Reflector include:

  • Password protection

  • Record – Easy capture of your iOS device screen & save it as a video file for review

  • Selectable frames – Changing of color of the device frama can be easily done

xScope

It is a complete packaged tool. You will get a collection of valuable development tools and design or templates, all in one package. Interesting features of this iOS development tool include:

  • Instantly find the dimensions of all on-screen elements by rolling a mouse cursor over it

  • Effortlessly see the designs and mobile apps on your iOS device while you work on them using a MAC

  • Powerful on-screen rulers allowing you to precisely measure pixels which include rotation, scaling and edge snapping

  • Your usable screen real estate can be inspected with a number of templates from mobile phones, computers as well as television sets

  • You can magnify part of your screen, copy colors and then stimulate how colors appear on your iphone

  • Create, adjust and layout custom maker boxes which usually float on top of all on-screen elements

  • Easily & quickly locate and align a point visible on the screen of your iOS device

Code Runner

This is iOS devopers’ one of the favorite tools. You can run and edit code in all sorts of programming language. However, there are some preset programming languages. It is easy to add other languages though as per your project needs. Some of the exciting features of CodeRunner are:

  • Run & edit code in multiple languages

  • Strong and accurate editing

  • Templates which can be customized

  • In-built console

  • You can add your own programming language

  • Interact with your own code generated

Patterns

It is a simple yet powerful tool used to work on regular expressions. Key features include:

  • Watch and replace matches in real time while editing your pattern

  • You can regularly express color syntax which makes easy to see how patterns can be interpreted

  • You can copy & replace code snippets for quick use in a series of programming languages

Clarify

As the name suggests, this tool is used to check and clarify your doubts while you are on a project. Clarify is used to make the interface looks good and refreshing. Some essential features are:

  • It is used to capture images

  • Captured images can become a step in your document

  • You can add text and annotations to images

  • You can share your document through Clarify-it.com or DropBox

  • Share your images or document as a PDF

  • You will find various ways to export images

There is another tool ColorSchemer Studio 2 which can be used to create schemes. The tool has a unique GalleryBrowser tab on the toolbar which provides access to several color palettes. You can also create your own color palatte as per your project needs. You can also use Scheme to create quick color schemes. If you want to edit color palattes then you can also try and use ColoRotate. You can easily extract, analyze and adjust colors as per your wish.

So, I believe your forthcoming iOS development project will go on without any hassles and create real business impact for both you and your clients.

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