Reveal App vs Stetho: What are the differences?
Developers describe Reveal App as "See your iOS application's view hierarchy at runtime with advanced 2D and 3D visualisations". Reveal brings the power of tools like Firebug and Web Inspector to iOS developers. See your application's view hierarchy at runtime with advanced 2D and 3D visualisations. Debug view layout and rendering problems in seconds. On the other hand, Stetho is detailed as "A new debugging platform for Android, built by Facebook". Stetho is a sophisticated debug bridge for Android applications. When enabled, developers have access to the Chrome Developer Tools feature natively part of the Chrome desktop browser. Developers can also choose to enable the optional dumpapp tool which offers a powerful command-line interface to application internals.
Reveal App and Stetho can be categorized as "Mobile Runtime Inspector" tools.
Some of the features offered by Reveal App are:
- Instrument your apps - Simply link your iOS application with the Reveal library, start it up, and you'll be able to see and interact with your application like never before.
- See changes, live! - You can edit and modify views in your running application to see the effect immediately. No more recompiling to test simple visual changes.
- Focus - View hierarchies can get complex. Simply double click a view to isolate it, and all its subviews. Use the path bar to navigate up the hierarchy, and use the history buttons to go back to where you've been.
On the other hand, Stetho provides the following key features:
- Chrome DevTools UI
- Network inspection
- Database inspection
Stetho is an open source tool with 11.2K GitHub stars and 1.03K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Stetho's open source repository on GitHub.