Testing on multiple devices with pow and xip.io

xip.io is a smart domain name service that provides wildcard DNS for any IP address, so for example resolves to It can be used for testing your apps and websites on multiple devices within a local network, including mobile devices and VMs. Pow supports it out of the box, so if you normally access your website with myapp.dev domain on your local box, you can also reach this with myapp. (where is IP of your local box). Simple like that. Very very convenient.

  1. by sobstel • February 2013