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iPad Apps For iOS Developers

The App Store has some surprisingly great apps to help developers write iPad or iPhone apps. This AppList will explore some of the best options out there for developing apps.

SDK Tutorials for iPad

by Kate Puchkoff

SDK Tutorials is a low cost app that gives you a nice start to writing iPhone apps. The app comes with 19 code snippets and includes step-by-step instructions for getting started in coding. The app supports AirPrint to give you paper or PDF versions of the tutorials. If you are a beginner, then this is an app for you.


by Apple

The iBooks app is now a great resource for developers. The app can store PDFs with all of the reference materials you may need to store. Apple has also released iBook exclusive content for developers. These include free books on iOS Application Programming, iOS Human Interface Guidelines, iOS Technology Overview, Object-Oriented Programming, and The Objective-C Programming Language. These are excellent resources provided by Apple to help you create truly great apps.

for i: Code Editor for the iPad

by eXebeche

For i: Code Editor allows you to edit code on the iPad. The app includes smart keyboards to help you code faster and more effectively. The app allows file transfer over a local Wi-Fi connection and includes support for C, C#, Objective-C, Java, HTML, PHP, Ruby, Python, and SQL. The app is one of the few out there to help you code with your iPad.

Interface HD

by Less Code Ltd

Interface HD allows you to build the interface to your next iPad or iPhone app right on your iPad. The app allows you to export your design to Xcode for use in your final product. The app helps you adjust the layout with precise editing tools and helps you even pick out fonts. The app includes Internet sharing for showing off your latest design. This is a great app for building interfaces on your iPad.

App Canvas

by Domestic Cat

App Canvas is a fantastic option for those not impressed with Interface HD. The app includes an easy drag and drop interface with precise editing. The app includes the ability to create tables, toolbars, tab bars, and simulated elements. These simulated elements include keyboards, number pads, SMS composition, email composition, calendar view, video view, App Store and much more. The app even includes iAD integration, which makes it easy to find the perfect spot for your ad. The app is loaded with features and provides a great alternative to Interface HD.


by The Omni Group

OmniGraffle is a more general app that happens to be very helpful in developing apps. The app integrates with Graffletopia to provide tons of different wireframe stencils. The app is used by tons of different professionals needing to build visual documents that include relationships between objects. The app is used by many developers to create their interface look. The app is for those that want a more open-ended app than Interface HD.


by Phillip Thomas

Font Library helps you as a developer find the perfect font for your app. The app lets you change the style, font, or size of your text. The app lets you use the code provided in the app with Xcode. If you need to find a great font for your app, then this is the one for you.