Ionic DevApp not showing in Safari Develop menu

Hi Folks

Please be gentle, this is all new to me.

Whilst Xcode takes forever to install components I’m trying to debug an app using DevApp and Safari. I know, I know, it’s a terrible idea, that much the internet has told me.

What I can’t seem to find any helpful information on is the fact that the Ionic DevApp doesn’t show up in the Develop menu in Safari.

I have tried two different iPhones and two different Macs, both of which will show Safari and even the PhoneGap app but not the Ionic Dev App.

Anyone any ideas?


It won’t. The Ionic DevApp is a signed application, so inspection can’t occur. Remember, the DevApp is a shell app that your app runs within. Basically, it is a webview hosting a webview.

I typically fire up the simulator in Xcode and then use Safari to inspect that instance of the app. You can use the live reload to speed things along.

Hope this helps some.

Thanks for the help, Chris

This is disappointing as the PhoneGap App does. I’m not sure why this should be any different :-/

ionic serve -c is supposed to display console logs but isn’t.

It’s just been one of those days!