Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· kevinsuttle
Kevin suttle

Previewing your local webserver on mobile emulators

For iOS, (assuming XCode is installed): Run the following from the Terminal:

ln -s /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Applications/iPhone\ Simulator.app /Applications/iOS\ Simulator.app

via my dotfiles

Then, you can navigate to http://localhost:XXXX as usual.

For an Android emulator, simply open your browser and navigate to which is a way of telling the emulator "not your localhost, the machine the emulator is running on, that localhost".

via the Android Developer site

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