Ipad web developer App

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by cidf2008, May 24, 2010.

  1. cidf2008 macrumors member

    May 5, 2010
    Is there any App for web development. I think the iPhone could offer a great way to develop websites and web content.

    Currently I am working on a website and would be glad to be able to do some of the work on the go with my iPad.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. chrisesposito macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2008
    There's the Mides PHP IDE that's for the iPad; I just got it so I don't have much experience with it yet.
  3. strastic macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2010
    Markup for iPad is what I currently use for emergency edits. It's not something I would want to work on all the time but each update bring many improvements. Supposedly 2.0 will bring code coloring.

    Gusto is an alternative. I believe both are 9.99

    I bought Gusto before Markup and while it's the prettier of the two I believe Markup to be superior. My main gripe with Gusto is you need to download all of your files locally before editing. Markup allows you to edit remotely and locally.
  4. bluedog3401 macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2008
    I've had Mides PHP on the iPhone and it connects and does what it purports to do. You can download and edit files locally (as a text editor) and upload them.

    You can't preview your updates in a local server environ, so you have to rely on your server to do versioning, etc.

    But it is pretty cool to have the ability in an app to edit your PHP directly on the go. I think overall there is a lot to be desired (and required) to get this all working well.

    On the other hand for people using CMS's any I've tried work well in Safari on the iPad for any editing or creating of articles/posts. Image upload/editing is still limited.
  5. klio macrumors member

    Jun 18, 2010
    After a lot of thought about the way I work on sites, I went with Gusto instead of Markup. I like its overall feature set better.

    I could do without any apps ever having goofy arsty galleries to list projects. (Like the wooden "frames" around your art files in Brushes or the iBooks bookshelf. I don't need a fake bookshelf inside my iPad. A nice, pleasant, barebones UI for me, please.) I think Markup is more basic in interface, but I liked Gusto's ability to open several tabbed files.

    However, there's currently no way to toggle line wrapping on. I either have to scroll waaaaaay over to the right on every line, or will have to rebreak all the long passages of text, which I'd as soon not have to do for various reasons.

    The developer responded immediately to a query about this--kudos to them--and says they intentionally disabled the default "on" Apple line-wrap setting until they can include toggle on/off. I asked when that might be coming and will update this post if I hear.

    Unfortunately I'm in a serious cash crunch at the moment, and can truly symphatise with people who can't buy several apps to find the one that's best for them. Until Gusto has line wrapping, it's too cumbersome for me to use, so I wanted to put that info out there for other people trying to decide whch app to get, in case it's a deciding factor.

    ETA: The Gusto developers say it'll only be two weeks or so before they'll be finished testing and get Apple approval for the update. I like these people and their quick responses.
  6. Mac In School macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007

    It crashes on me a lot when I try to switch from one site to another, but if I'm diligent, I can open the site and work on my files. Fortunately, it never crashes once I'm connected and working. It's just getting the connection that can be a bit ugly.
  7. carolina123 macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2011
    IP4 you can use pwnage, Tiny umbrella or a Cydia restore to get the firmware without a BB update. You can get double protection on the IP4 by downloading the official ipsw. USE tiny umbrella and the phone in DFU mode with an option restore or shift restore to the IPSW and pull the internet cable from the computer as soon as the restore starts. Tiny umbrella does not sign the baseband so it will not upgrade and it is not possible for apple to sign it since you have no internet. You will get a 1004 error and you need to use tiny umbrella to kick the phone out of recovery
  8. Mac In School macrumors 65816

    Jun 21, 2007
    This app is no longer crashing on me. Works perfectly.

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