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Andrey Goncharov

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We know Flipper as an Electron desktop app that serves mobile developers as their debugging companion. Thousands of people use Flipper every day to tinker with their app and get to the bottom of tricky problems.

As announced in the previous roadmap post, we are committed to amplifying how Flipper could improve the quality of our software. We want take Flipper beyond its current role as a complementary debugging tool, provide a powerful API, and allow using Flipper in more than just the GUI context (we call it "headless mode"). Imagine talking to your mobile device (or anything else that runs Flipper Client) from your terminal. Imagine deploying Flipper remotely in the cloud and interacting with it from your laptop. Imagine using your favorite plugins for automated testing.

In this post we cover:

  • How Flipper changes to facilitate the headless mode
  • How it affects plugins
  • A migration guide