play.js brings the power of modern JavaScript development to your iOS device.

Finally you can use your iPhone or iPad to develop and run locally your Node.js and React Native applications, no computer or internet connection needed.

From small prototypes to professional development, play.js includes a full-fledged development environment that features:

- Node.js runtime environment.
- Project templates for React Native apps, empty Node.js apps and, last but not least, Web apps powered by webpack, Express and React.js.
- Git support to continue working on your projects on the go.
- Real code autocompletion that reacts to your code and modules.
- Syntax highlighting for JavaScript, JSX, HTML, CSS, TypeScript and Markdown files.
- In-app Web browser.

And much more: documentation, a community of developers to support you, an easy way to share your creations... not convinced yet? take a look at our reviews!

Get the app and start coding straight away.

What’s New

Version 1.9.0

We're delighted to introduce a new project type: React. 

This new project type is optimised for web development with webpack, Express and React.js so you can now get a web app up and running within seconds. And to make your life even easier, you can now preview your web projects with the new in-app web browser.

Other than this, we have added buttons to control the console and app preview visibility and fixed a couple of crashes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

C31d5 ,

The most amazing JS/React sandbox app I’ve ever used.

Ive used many mobile IDEs ever since iPad Pro first came out and this is the very first Javascript focused IDE that’s as good as Pythonista is for Python. It looks like no other app out there, with a window manager and desktop-like environment. If you have an idea and just want to start coding, opening this app and starting a RN project is faster than running create-react-native-app on Desktop.

heretiq ,

Impressive — just what I needed!

Wow! Thank you 🙏🏽. This app is exactly what I needed to allow me to conveniently experiment with react native without having to fire up my Mac. The editor and DEV environment are extremely functional and user friendly. The documentation is a pleasant bonus. The two together present a very impressive learning and productivity tool. Wow!!!

Liz A. Schmitt ,

I normally don’t post reviews

But I felt I kinda had to for this app. The dev designed it to perform exactly as it promised...and wow. Very well executed. I can actually program/build react apps on the fly. Props to the developer for making the UI so smooth and akin to a desktop experience.


nakiostudio S.L.
45.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 nakiostudio S.L.


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