There are a few good code editors for the iPad like Textastic and Koder. These are heavy-weights with a ton of features. But if you look at these, they’re just code editors. More like a smart notepad that can highlight syntax.

Unlike these, Kodiak is a light-weight but equally powerful run-time environment for PHP and Javascript coders. And it’s kickass just because it can run your PHP programs and JS scripts, produce the output and help you write and test code easily.

Kodiak iPad app comes in two variants: one for PHP and one for Javascript. The app lets you test your code right within the iPad without even having to connect to the internet. Basically, a whole run-time environment within your iPad.

Kodiak iPad App

The Kodiak iPad app looks light-weight and simplistic despite hiding some real power beneath the layers. The PHP app comes prepacked with extensions for MySQL, curl etc. The developers aimed to put everything you’ll need to test PHP code here. There are quite a bunch of examples too so you can get started easily.

Almost the same applies for the JS version too. JS support is particularly amazing because with all the new rage with JS frameworks, several devs (who read a lot of stuff about code on their iPad) might want to test stuff out instantly. With Kodiak JavaScript for iPad, this is made possible and most importantly, simple.

The Kodiak app comes with a neat file manager so you can create, edit and move around files easily. In the case of JS, you get libraries bundled with the app so frameworks like jQuery, Bootstrap, AngularJS are all available instantly.

There are many other interesting things that Kodiak iPad app brings. These include:

  • A special navigation key that makes it easy to move about on a file to edit it
  • Syntax highlighting, obviously
  • Tabbed editor so you can have multiple files open at the same time
  • A clear and simple file manager

Each of the app (PHP and JS) is $9.99. It’s totally worth it if you often find yourself firing up the computer to test programs in JS and PHP.

Download Kodiak PHP for iPad

Download Kodiak JS for iPad

  • Guy Roland

    Thanks for sharing