iPhone Simulator – iPhoney Simulates iPhone Web Browsing

Oct 8, 2009 - 5 Comments

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iPhoney is a nice iPhone Simulator that works to replicate the web browsing experience of iPhone users. This is very helpful to web developers that need to test if a web site or application works on the iPhone, and also how the user experiences the site. It’s not a traditional iPhone Simulator in the sense that it emulates the entire iPhone user experience, instead it just simulates the web as seen through the iPhone browser. It’s also got a handy feature that gives you the ability to change the user-agent to whatever you want.

My only complaint about the iPhoney app is that it won’t quit normally, I have to force-quit the application whenever I’m done with it (this is on Mac OS X Snow Leopard, could be a 10.6 specific bug). If you can work with that minor annoyance, then I don’t know of a more simple and free iPhone web simulator for the Mac.

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If you’re serious about iPhone Development it’s probably best to get the Apple iPhone Development Kit which also includes an iPhone simulator, but will set you back $99 for an Apple Development Center Membership.


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Posted by: David Mendez in Development, iPhone, Mac Apps, Mac OS


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  1. Ritz says:

    Also try http://iphone4simulator.com, I found it really useful.

  2. Ian says:

    You don’t need to pay $99 for the Apple Dev Software. You can get the free version, but I’m not sure what’s different about it.

  3. Bakari says:

    Thanks for this link. Really like your site.

  4. David says:

    you don’t need to pay 99 bucks all you need to do is register and download x-code it comes with the iPhone simulator. the only time you need to pay is if you plan on coding a app and export it for testing on your iPhone

  5. hpux735 says:

    Actually, you don’t need to pay to download the SDK. You only need to pay to put apps on hardware.

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