It brings the power of the Node.js runtime to iOS, so you can build and test your scripts on the go.
- Custom modules that integrate with iOS, so your scripts can interact with the device and other apps*.
- A simple module to build custom interactive graphical user interfaces*.
Rescript is a universal app for iPhone and iPad.
Node.js is a trademark of Joyent, Inc.
Rescript is not endorsed by or affiliated with Joyent.
*Rescript offers a single in-app purchase to remove ads and unlock the additional UI and Share modules.
Ratings and Reviews
Really good node kernel for iOS with its own well-designed built-in files management system.
I love that you can transfer any compiled npm module (as .js file) in the app via the « Import files » option of the built-in file system and then import it via the require syntax. I tried several modules (e.g.: d3-array) and it worked like a charm.
The app is a bit instable for the moment (as said in one of the previous review, only the particles example works) but it has tremendous potential and I hope the developper has plans to work on it and make it even better.
What could be improved:
- error handling: if the script you write has any error, the app will crash without giving any feedback of what went wrong, and you have to comment/uncomment your script line by line to pin point your error. This is what happens with some of the examples, they crash but we don’t know which error caused the crash.
Having said that, the app is really well thought and I’d be happy to support it.
Affordable JS IDE, however only example and particle examples work. Doesn’t really instill confidence in the IDE as a whole and makes it challenging to want to invest time in the product.
Great nodejs IDE, love the autocomplete and great native modules. My 2 suggestions are add package installation from npm and add an in-app browser view to test websites without opening safari.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.