ios-sim-portable ================

Usage no npm install needed!

<script type="module">
  import iosSimPortable from '';



The ios-sim-portable is a command-line utility written in Node.js that launches an iOS application bundle (.app) in the Xcode iOS Simulator.

System Requirements

  • OS X 10.9.4 or later
  • Node.js 0.10.26 or later
  • Xcode 5.0 or later
  • Command Line Tools for Xcode, compatible with your versions of Xcode and OS X
  • iOS 7.0 SDK or later

Back to Top


To install ios-sim-portable, run the following command.

npm i -g ios-sim-portable

To update ios-sim-portable, run the following command.

npm update -g ios-sim-portable

To uninstall ios-sim-portable, run the following command.

npm uninstall -g ios-sim-portable

Back to Top


$ ios-sim-portable <command> [parameters] [--options <values>]
$ isim <command> [parameters] [--options <values>]

General commands:
    help <command>       Shows additional information about the commands in this list.
    launch <full path>   Launches the application bundle at the specified path in the iOS Simulator.
    device-types         Lists the available device types for the current Xcode version.
    sdks                 Lists the available iOS SDK versions.
    notify-post          Post a darwin notification on a device.

For more information about each command, run 
$ isim help <command>
$ isim <command> --help

Back to Top


This software is licensed under the Apache 2.0 license, quoted here.

Back to Top

Related npm Packages

Both the Telerik AppBuilder CLI (appbuilder) and the NativeScript CLI (nativescript) rely on ios-sim-portable to load projects in the iOS Simulator.

The Telerik AppBuilder CLI lets you build, test, deploy, and publish hybrid mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 8 from your favorite IDE or code editor.

The NativeScript CLI lets you create, build, and deploy Telerik NativeScript-based projects on iOS and Android devices.

Back to Top