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Only 1 week into my experiment with mobile programming with IDEOne and DeuterIDE and everything seems to be working as expected with an added bonus.

I definitely have to remember, and properly type everything in as there is no auto-complete. This is as expected.


The added benefit comes from the interaction between DeuterIDE and IDEOne. IDEOne creates a copy of any version of the program each time I compile with DeuterIDE (which I have linked to IDEOne from last post). This copy of the program could be perfect (probably not) or it could have many errors, bugs and typos.

That may not sound like a benefit but when I get to a desktop/tablet computer at a later time and go to IDEOne online I can go through all the older iterations of the program. The added benefit is that I get the opportunity to fix errors in my code.

In some cases I’ve already fixed the code once before and I should remember how to fix it – if I don’t remember how then I get to learn it again which hopefully sticks with me this time. In other cases I look into documentation to better understand what I am working with and fix the error while learning something new.

At this time I am quite satisfied with IDEOne plus DeuterIDE for mobile programming practice.


I’ve lately been searching for a way to learn Objective-C programming on a non-mac computer; hoping to find an online ide that also allows mobile coding using my android phone.

Don’t get me wrong, I understand that xcode with interface builder and the Apple developer tools is probably the easiest way to code with Objective-C, but that option is not always available.

My goal has been to find a solution that allows for on the go practice, not for programming final products.

The best option I’ve found so far is


It is a no-frills experience and I’ll have to know the exact class and variable names (among other limitations) that I am trying to type.

It does not replace xcode in the slightest. Downsides include limited auto completion, lack of readily accessible documentation and there are plenty of other xcode features that it does not have.

Ideone is not trying to replace xcode; in fact it is trying to be an “online mini IDE and debugging tool” for over 40 languages. So, Ideone allows me to test out code in my spare time and in such a way that I have to remember the actual class names (which should help with code memorization).

I’d be learning to code… as I’m trying to do.

But, what about mobile?
DeuterIDE, a mobile compiler and IDE (as their tagline suggests), seems to be the key here.


DeuterIDE uses the api to allow for local code and text manipulation along with server-side compiling allowing your android phone to do some on the go compiling and coding.

Now I can practice Objective-C programming while waiting in lines or during blue screens.

If this combination works I’ll try to remember to do a follow-up sharing my experience.

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