10 Most Useful Programming Applications for Apple Ipad

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

1. AppGyver

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.

2. CodeToGo

You can develop a code in over 50 different programming languages including CoBOL, C++, JavaScript, Pascal PHP and so on. You can write and run your code in any programming language using  iPad and Iphone.CodeToGo gives you an API around ideone.com, allowing you to run code in many different programming languages. CodeToGo also supports supplying input for your program, however, you can also save and load files to and from DropBox or you can add files directly to and from your computer to CodeToGo using Itunes. You can write, save and load code without connection but you will need internet to run that code.

3. JavaScript Anywhere

JavaScript Anywhere is one of the oldest development environment on iOS since 2010. Using JavaScript Anywhere, you can write your code in Javascript, HTML and CSS sourcecode which you can preview on internal browser. You can also configure editors style and its a simple server for Wi-fi. You can also Export/Import files from DropBox.

4. Textastic Code Editor for iPad

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.

5. Codea

Codea Programming Applications for your Ipad

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

Diet Coda is a stripped down version of Mac’s coda, and now it is called as Coda. It is a portable text editor, designed strictly of live editing of sites. It supports syntax highlighting for Apache, CSS, C, Diff, Go, Haml, HTML, INI, Java, JavaScript, LESS, Lua, Markdown, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, Sass, Scheme, Shell, SQL, Swift, XML and YAML. It has both local or remote file management and a full featured SSH terminal. If you want you can also reuse your code bits, and you can use this features using Clips.

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.

7. Codosaurus

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.

8. Kodiak Javascript

This App is a Javascript IDE which works completely offline. You can write your code and run in on Webkit browser, which supports all these new HTML5 and CSS3 features. It includes all major libraries like Prototype, jQuery, Bootstrap etc. There is a perfectly coloured syntax for JavaScript, HTML and CSS, even when you combine these in a single file. You can easily choose your color theme, font and font size for the best experience. Also there are plenty of demos and examples available with it. It is available at a price of $9.99.

9. Kodiak PHP

Kodiak PHP is an iPad app for developers with an offline PHP code execution, means you won’t need any internet connection to run your native PHP code. It includes many popular PHP extensions, namely, curl, mysql, bcmath, iconv, json, libXML and many more. The editor is fast with syntax highlighter. Also, you can switch between files with just a tap. Like Kodiak JavaScript, Kodiak PHP lets you code and run Web applications right on your iPad without needing to upload to a server; however, PHP code generates the HTML for the browser, so the Kodiak PHP interpreter essentially is a local server, sending its output to a local WebKit browser. This is also available at a price of $9.99.

10. iOctocat

“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!

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