Remote Debugging for Mobile Web Apps

March 19, 2011

Debugging mobile web apps can be brutal, but there are some excellent tools available. I intend to cover them all over the next few weeks, so please stay tuned. To begin, I've cobbled together a screencast + webcast of Weinre.

Weinre (WEb INspector REmote) is a genius bit of code from @pmuellr that allows you to debug mobile web apps running on an actual device from the comfort of your laptop. Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments.


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