When it comes to being mobile….we have options like smartphones, laptop, iPad or a smartwatch can also work for some of us. However, it actually vary from person to person, as if you like to read while travelling, you can use any device like a smart phone or preferably a Kindle device. In case you are programmer or a developer…these devices won’t be you much good, and you prefer a Laptop instead of iPad.
Regarding iPad, they thought of as cheaper than laptops and much lighter to carry around, but you also lose a lot of functionality while using iPad instead of laptops. If you have assumptions like these in 2016, may be you would like to think again.
Here, we have 10 useful iPad apps for developers, ranging from hard-core development environments to remote consoles.
Programming Apps for Ipad
AppGyver is an App building tool which includes many visual app building set of tools. You can create your whole app end-to-end with drag-and-drop using these visual tools, however, if you want to include your own code instead of their built-in pages, then you can surely do the same as well . You can craft new and powerful UI modules using Steroids and Supersonic. You can utilize any JS/CSS libraries you like.
For using this app, first you need to choose your plan: Internal App, Development is free, but for testing the final app there is a charge of 9$. External App, here also, development is free but there is charge of $99 for publishing to App Store or Google Play with 30-day free pilot period.
4. Textastic Code Editor for iPad
Textastic is a fast and versatile text, code and markup editor with syntax highlighting for more that 80 different languages while you are typing HTML. XML, PHP and many more. You can use your own TextMate-Compatible syntax definition. Textastic has its own server WebDav, and can provide connections through FTP, SFTP, and WebDav servers to and from your DropBox account.
Additional keys above the virtual keyboard make it easy to enter code. Tapping on the editor with two fingers brings up a cursor navigation wheel that simplifies text selection. Code completion for HTML and CSS.
Codea is built on the Lua programming language. A simple, elegant language that doesn’t rely too much on symbols — a perfect match for iPad. Codea for iPads lets you create games and simulations or just any visual idea you are thinking about. Codea smartly uses iPads features like multi-touch and accelerometer. It supports a fully functional 2D and 3D renderer.
You can easily adjust the color, image, code and sounds by just tapping on it. You can also export your finished projects to Xcode to produce real apps. It has intelligent syntax highlighting and auto-completing code editor. It consist of a GLSL Shader Language support with live shader editor.
6. Diet Coda
It also has a special feature called Air Previewing, a really special thing. Paired with Coda Mac, Coda for iOS can act as a dedicated “preview screen”, showing you a preview of what you’re coding on the desktop.
Codosaurus is the only FTP client that allows you to edit your code directly on the server. It supports an array of files, like HTML, CSS, Python, Ruby and SQL. It has syntax highlighted code for small files. Codosaurus also let us create new files amd folders, however, it also includes HTML, CSS templates if you need and also a jQuery library for you. It’s a universal app with a master password to secure your connections.
9. Kodiak PHP
“GitHub in your Pocket”. iOctocat is a GitHub client for iPhone and iPad(in compatibility mode). The basic version is free but won’t open private or GitHub Enterprise repositories; upgrading to Pro is an in-app purchase of $9.99. The developer is reported to be responsive and active, but so far there is no sign of full iPad support.
This is all I have got for now dear readers. Please stay tuned for more interesting information!