iOS Development Apps: View Website Source Code with App

Posted on Nov 21 2014 - 10:06am by Eric Tompkins

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iOS Development Apps: View Website Source Code with App

If you’re a web developer, checking out the source code behind a web site is a pretty common task. View Source is an iOS app that allows you to do it on any page and includes handy syntax highlighting that makes it easy to find what you need.

As an app, you can just drop a URL into it and View Source shows you the code behind it. More useful is the new Safari extension. Just navigate to any page in Safari, tap the extension, and you can view the source right there. Obviously you can always get a mobile view by switching your desktop browser’s user agent, but this is a handy way to peel back the curtain when you’re on the go.

What’s New in Version 2.0

This is a huge upgrade, adding many new features for free. Again, thank you to everyone who has emailed or tweeted with suggestions – please keep them coming!

– NEW: The asset browser lets you see images, stylesheets, and copy them to your photo library or pasteboard.

– NEW: The DOM browser lets you navigate through a web page’s hierarchy using a collapsible tree.

– NEW: See key information such as page size, character set and cookies.

– NEW: When you’re running within the extension, you can now write custom JavaScript to be executed when you return to Safari.

– NEW: When you’re using the app you can now navigate straight to previously used pages using the History screen.

– NEW: Use the URL scheme viewsource:// to launch the app from another app on your device.

– NEW: If you launch the app with a URL on your pasteboard, you’ll now be prompted whether you want to view that URL’s source code.

– IMPROVED: When conducting a search, you’ll now see a special search toolbar that lets you navigate between results.

Again, thank you for your support! If you have requests for new features, get in touch on Twitter @twostraws.

View Source (99¢) | iTunes App Store

Tags: iOS Development Apps

About the Author

Eric Tompkins is an Experienced Web Developer and Digital Media Professional. As well as a Professional Photographer and Technical Instructor. You can follow on Twitter @_codemics.