Why Inspect?

It's 2020, and the majority of internet traffic comes from mobile devices. Yet, we still don't have cross-platform debugging tools to debug Safari, Webviews and Chrome on iOS and Android devices.

Enter Inspect πŸ‘‹

Inspect is a new developer tool for macOS and Windows that enables you to inspect and debug your web apps and websites on iOS devices. Android coming too.

With Inspect you don’t need an expensive Mac, all you need is a USB cable or WiFi.

Highlights

Debug the web on iOS (and Android) devices

Inspect enables to you debug Safari, WebViews (and Chrome) on your device over USB or WiFi. Android support will come soon.

Works on Windows and macOS

Inspect brings iOS web debugging to Windows. No new hardware needed. Just Inspect (and iTunes on Windows). Works on macOS too!

React, Angular and Vue DevTools

Inspect gives you your favorite DevTools extensions, so you can debug your frameworks.

Feel right at home

Inspect is built on a foundation of open-source with Chrome DevTools, so you feel right at home.

Screencasting

Inspect gives you screencasting so you don't have to take your fingers off the keyboard.

Inspect over Wifi

Inspect can debug your iOS devices over Wifi. It's time to let go off the cables.




No Apple hardware needed, really?

Yes! Inspect is a standalone implementation of debugging infrastructure used by Safari (WebKit) on your iOS device. Inspect talks to the USB-driver provided by iTunes, and takes care of rest by translating all the APIs and protocols to enable Chrome DevTools to be used with iOS.

You don't need to spend $799 for a Mac Mini to be able to debug the web on iOS. All you need is Inspect, a USB cable or WiFi and your Windows machine or Mac.

It's pretty πŸ”₯🀯

I already have a Mac, what's the point?

Alright, so you already got a Mac, so you can debug iOS from Safari. Great. But do you really like the Safari Inspector tools? Wish they were more familiar? Missing React or VueJS DevTools?

We got you. Inspect runs on macOS, and enables you to use familar Chrome DevTools, including popular extensions like React DevTools, Angular DevTools and VueJS DevTools, to debug the web on your iOS devices.

I can just use open source tools for this, right?

Before iOS 13, you could use the open-source projects ios_webkit_debug_proxy or remotedebug_ios_webkit_adapter to enable iOS debugging on Windows, but these tools don't work anymore. The underlying protocols and APIs have changed.

Why should I trust you on this? Well, I'm the author of RemoteDebug and a contributor to the other project.

Will Inspect cost money?

Inspect will be a paid developer tool, as I have invested countless late-night hours into making this tool a reality. Parts of Inspect might be open source, but not everything.

How much will Inspect cost?

Good question, I'm trying to figure this out.

Below is a comparison of the alternatives.

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Inspect

Inspect

$799

Apple Mac Mini

Buy on Apple

What do you think Inspect should cost?

About Inspect

Inspect is a side-project by Kenneth Auchenberg built under his COVID-19 quarantine in Seattle, WA, USA.