Shortcut Apple simulator launch

Shortcuts app to select from and boot any installed simulator
Apple Shortcuts


A simple Shortcuts app that allows developers to quickly start any simulator installed on the device, for example an iPad or iPhone.


I simply instruct the shortcut to execute a terminal command and read its output, which is a list of devices, as input for a parser. Due to the high noise ratio in the output (lots of duplicates or unusable identifierts for this purpose), the parser is necessary.

After parsing is done, a normalized dataset is available, from which the user can select the desired device.

The script than simply uses the attached UUID as input for a second terminal command to launch the device.


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  • Less than one month
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