This week's sponsor

Textastic

The Code Editor for Your iPad and iPhone


Piecable Viewer Runs iPhone Apps From Your Browser

New startup Piecable today launched their first product; Piecable Viewer and it is really neat, letting anyone test out an iPhone app, but on their browser! The service will let any developer create a web browser compatible version of their app for testing or demo purposes and some apps including Yelp, Hipmunk and Foodspotting are already up and running working flawlessly.

Piecable Viewer runs the emulated app through Flash and it doesn’t require any code modifications to work except for the addition of a single line of code. Piecable CEO Fred Potter said “It ends up being the easiest way ever to share an iPhone app on the web,” further making the point that there is no hassle of UDID exchange or the 100 device limit that Apple imposes “it’s zero friction and hassle”.

The service, which is also set to support Android soon, is employing a tiered pricing plan for developers wanting to use it. It is free for 1 simultaneous viewer, 1 app and a link that expires, $30 for 3 simultaneous viewers and 5 apps and $60 for 10 viewers with unlimited apps and no expiry date on the links.  Jump over to the Piecable Viewer website to try out running an iPhone App in your browser!

[Via TechCrunch]

Unlock MacStories Extras

Club MacStories offers exclusive access to extra MacStories content, delivered every week; it’s also a way to support us directly.

Club MacStories will help you discover the best apps for your devices and get the most out of your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It’ll also give you access to advanced iOS shortcuts, tips and tricks, and lots more.

Starting at $5/month, with an annual option available.

Join the Club.

A Club MacStories membership includes:

  • MacStories Weekly newsletter, delivered every week on Friday with app collections, tips, iOS workflows, and more;
  • MacStories Unplugged podcast, published monthly with discussions on what we’re working on and more;
  • Monthly Log newsletter, delivered once every month with behind-the-scenes stories, app notes, personal journals, and more;
  • Access to occasional giveaways, discounts, and free downloads.