Getting Started


To install app-inspector, Node.js environment is required.

macaca-cli is recommended to install.

$ npm install macaca-cli -g

Your environment needs to be setup for the particular mobile platforms that you want to view. Install Android SDK for Android, Xcode for iOS.
Verify the environment with macaca-cli.

$ macaca doctor

If you saw some green log information, it means your platform environment is ready. Then you can install app-inspector and use it.


$ npm install app-inspector -g


Launch from cli

$ app-inspector -u YOUR-DEVICE-ID
See Get the Device ID to lean how to get the device ID.

Open Interface

You will see the log information like below

inspector start at:

Then open the link in your browser.

Get the Device ID


From command line

xcrun simctl list

The command above will list all your iOS simulator devices infomation. Your can find the UDID like XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX.

From Xcode

Open your simulator, choose Hardware - devices - manage devices. You will find the identifier in device information.


From command line

Launch your device firstly, then use adb to list all your devices.

adb devices
123ABCDEFG	device	device

Real iOS device