Monday, April 21st, 2008p>Jon Brisbin is a Java programmer doing iPhone development, and decided to scratch his own itch for a better iPhone remote debugger, creating iPhoneDebug:
The iPhone Debug Consle is meant to give greater visibility and interactivity on your iPhone/iPod Touch while doing development. I grew frustrated having to go through the “include console.log statement then reload” method of debugging. I wanted something similar to Firebug’s fantastic console and debugger.
I grew frustrated with trying to debug my iPhone/iPod Touch apps because I had no interactivity with the page. I couldn’t interrogate variable values or CSS values unless I put in a console.log statement and reloaded the page. This is far from ideal.
In trying to find something that would fit my needs, I came across Joe Hewitt’s iPhone/Firebug integration, but I wanted something more robust and that worked without firebug and requiring “console.log” in the desktop browser.
Here it is in action, getting commands from the console: