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Appfigurate provides the ability to change configuration properties in iOS and watchOS, apps and app extensions, securely, at runtime.

  • Do your Xcode projects suffer from slow compilation and deployment times? Speed up development and testing by removing the edit/compile/deploy cycle, when you just need to change your apps configuration properties.
  • Multiple test environments? Reduce your Xcode projects complexity by removing custom build schemes. Build, deploy and test just one app across multiple test regions.

Appfigurate SDK consists of:

  • Appfigurate app, both an iOS Simulator and App Store build - to allow you to configure your apps configuration properties at runtime.
  • Source editor extension for Xcode (available on the Mac App Store) to automate the encryption of strings.
  • Appfigurate library static XCFramework to link into your iOS and watchOS app and app extensions.
  • Guides & API docs.
  • Comprehensive set of example apps demonstrating the integration of Appfigurate library.


iPad split view


Feature Appfigurate Simulator Appfigurate App Store
Compatible with Xcode 12.4+, Xcode 13
Support for Apple Silicon Macs
Configure iOS 10.0+ apps
Configure iOS 10.0+ app extensions
Configure watchOS 3.0+ app extensions
Configure watchOS 3.2+ app intent extensions
Configure iOS UI automation tests
Supports iOS 13 dark mode & iPad split view
Execute custom action methods locally
Apply configuration locally
Apply configuration remotely (via SMS/Email)
Your apps metadata shared across all Simulators
Your apps metadata securely stored on each Device
Unlock Appfigurate with PIN/TouchID/FaceID

Download the SDK

Clone the Appfigurate repository using the terminal command:

git clone

Simulator build

To install the Appfigurate Simulator app into your iOS Simulator, open AppfigurateWorkspace.xcworkspace in Xcode 12.4 or above, ensure Appfigurate is selected in the Scheme popup, choose your Simulator device e.g. iPhone SE (2nd generation) and run.

Device build

The Appfigurate Simulator app cannot be installed onto a real device, you must install the App Store build instead.

Integrate Appfigurate Library

Learn how to integrate Appfigurate Library into your app using Swift Package Manager, CocoaPods, Carthage or manually using Objective-C or Swift.


Upgrading from 1.4.0 to 2.2.0

API docs for both Objective-C & Swift.

Examples apps included in SDK.

Subclassing APLConfiguration to implement your configuration properties.

Best practice, security and export compliance.

Advanced configuration - Info.plist options and app startup requirements.

Listening for configuration changes and additional library functions.

Displaying overridden configuration in your iOS app.

Using Appfigurate to simplify your XCUITest automation testing.

Release history.



UPGRADE 1.4.0 to 2.2.0
UPGRADE 2.1.1 to 2.2.0


    ActionExample Extension
    WatchExample Intent Extension

    APLConfiguration subclass
        Custom executable actions
        Supported property types
            plain NSString
            encrypted NSString
               Best practice
               String Encryption util
        UISlider icon types
    Advanced configuration
        App Startup
    Additional functions
    Display overridden config

    Export compliance
    Best practice
    App Store compliance

    Automation testing

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