iPhone Simulator: Test Your iPhone Websites Locally

If you create websites or web apps for the iPhone OS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch), it’s important to setup a solid local development environment for testing. Using a desktop web browser (even Safari) or one of the many available “emulators” for testing is worthless because the real thing looks different.

The only way to test properly is with Apple’s iPhone Simulator. Since you can’t just type a local file path into the simulator, I’ll show you step-by-step how to get it working (on a Mac).

What You Need

1- Install the SDK (with Xcode) and MAMP

The SDK is about 2.8GB so you should give it a while to download. Installation took about ten minutes for me.

What’s MAMP?

MAMP is a great little application that gets you up and running with the local server environment on your Mac in about five minutes. All you need to do is install it like any other application.

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