There is a little known app called iOS simulator which I use from time to time when designing responsive sites. It’s a lot easier to get a site which is running locally as most things are in the really early stages of a project.

It makes it really quick for me to get something on a simulated phone and see how it will look. The alternative to this would be put the files on a server or use local tunnel or a similar service. However the time it would take me to figure out these solutions would take me away from designing. Which is what I want to be doing.

So I use a simulator to give me an idea of how the design works. It’s not an easy application to find as it’s wrapped up in xCode which you can get for free from apple.

Path to iOS simulator

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  • Danny Hope

    Weird that they always hide it huh? I still do it this way…
    1. open xCode
    2. open iOS Simulator
    3. keep iOS Simulator in the doc

    • Gavin Wye

      Yea, I keep it in the dock but the other day it disappeared, and I had to spend ages looking for it again. I’ve never been able to figure out how to launch it from within xCode.

      I’m sure there must be a way to expose this app to the finder through the terminal.

  • Danny Hope

    Here it is

    • Gavin Wye

      Sweet thanks.

      Trust me to do something the hard way