Zhenyi Tan And a Dinosaur

Safari Web Inspector on iOS

So, I made another app.

It’s called Web Inspector, a browser console for Safari on iOS and iPadOS.

It works pretty much as you would expect: tap the blue “i” button to open Web Inspector, tap it again to close.

It has 6 tabs: DOM and Elements let you inspect elements on a webpage, Console is your JavaScript console, Network lists network requests and responses, Timing displays the loading time of resources, and Resources shows you cookies, local storage, etc.

It’s not as powerful as the Web Inspector on the desktop because it’s basically a glorified JavaScript bookmarklet. Think Firebug Lite instead of Firebug.

Web Inspector will be free, with no in-app purchases, no ads, and no tracking, because I feel like this kind of developer tool should be free. I mean, Firebug was free, right?

Update: Web Inspector is out!

If you’re on the iOS 15 beta and would like to TestFlight Web Inspector, send me your email address or you can wait until iOS 15 is out. I hope to get Web Inspector in the App Store on day 1 if possible.

I will make another announcement when I launch it in the App Store.