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9 iOS App Development Tools You Will Need In 2020

by Jessica Bennett Tech Enthusiast Mobile and Web App

Today iOS is considered to be one of the best smartphone OS due to its robust performance and security features. Added to that is the fact that app development in iOS is far easier than Android, all because iOS app developers do not face the issue of device fragmentations.  


However, the success of the app still depends on the tools used by the developers. And that’s why iOS app developers use numerous tools to craft the perfect apps that add value to the users. Not to mention, these tools also help the developers to keep the application updated and relevant to modern times. 


So what tools are going to be useful to the app developers in the coming year? To answer this question, we have discussed some incredibly important tools used by the iOS app developers.

  1. Dash

One of the most popular free and open-sourced API documentation browser and code snippet manager. With this tool, the developers can gain offline access to 200+ API documentation as well as 100+ quick cheat sheets for easy app development. Not only accessing other documentation, but the developers can also create their own documentation and download it. It is easy to integrate a third-party tool that makes development easy for an iOS developer.

  1. Hyperion 

Preferred by iOS developers all over the world, Hyperion is easy to integrate a debugging tool for iOS app development. Designed to run in the background, the developers can use this tool to inspect any element during the app development project. 


Hyperion tool offers three plugins, they are- 


  • View Inspector- helps to check the property of the view

  • Slow animation plugin- allowing the reduction of the animation speed

  • Measure plugin- measuring the distance between two views


The above plugins work discreetly and help the developers to debug the complete app before publishing it in the Apple App Store.

  1. Firebase

Firebase is a cloud-based Backend service popular for enabling the developer to store and synchronize the data in real-time. It works as a database, server, and API all three. Thanks to this tool, the developers don’t have to write a whole lot of backend codes. 


Another reason why Firebase is popular is because of the data synchronization whenever there are any updates. A Firebase based application will automatically achieve synchronization when a data connection is available. 

  1. Dribble

Making design easy for ios app development projects, Dribble provides users with numerous design ideas and inspirations from designers all around the world. Considered to be one of the best iOS design tools, it helps the developers to discover new icon and UI designs as well as let them upload their works and get recognition. 

  1. Working Copy

With Working Copy, the developers can clone any Git repository, including editing, pushing and committing. It is vastly different than other iOS Git applications, that only offer to work with repositories hosted on popular services. 


Working copy, on the other hand, lets the developers clone and get a local copy, along with a commit for branches. The developers are also free to make changes within the application. 

  1. Source

Preferred by iOS mobile app developers and development companies all over the world, even in New York, Source is an extremely efficient code editor. It is a Git client with which the developers can push, pull, commit and even branch with some specific integrations available for Bitbucket, Github or Gitlab. The developers also get access to a coding keyboard that includes all the programming characters.

  1. Raygun

For any ios app development project, Raygun turns out to be an incredibly useful tool. It helps the developers to understand the candid user experience of the application. Providing features such as smart grouping, deep error diagnosis helps the developer with online debugging.


When any kind of error is detected, it is displayed on the dashboard with detailed reports. The developer can easily check the issue and fix it accordingly.

  1. Helios

Helios is an open-sourced framework for the iOS app developers that provides them with the backend services essential for the app development process. Offering features such as data synchronization, push notifications, in-app purchases, data analytics as well as passbook integration, the framework is truly the best friend of any iOS app developer.

  1. Flawless 

Flawless is a third-party tool used to compare the expected and real-time design of the application in development. Integrated with Xcode, the old design needs to be placed on the top of the new design in order to be compared. Flawless works with the iOS simulator and spots the visible differences between the designs so that the designers can fix them. 


The popularity of iOS applications is only going to get more and more popular. And that’s why for any iOS app developers, the above-mentioned tools are going to become necessary to develop quality iOS apps in the year 2020.


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About Jessica Bennett Advanced   Tech Enthusiast Mobile and Web App

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Created on Dec 31st 2019 01:08. Viewed 249 times.

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