- It installs relatively easily on both MacOS and Windows. Good Windows support is rare.
- The Supersonic QR-code deployment tool makes deployment and redeployment for testing about as fast and easy as updating a web page.
- One codebase can run on Android and iOS.
First, at Northwestern, students can get a free educational iOS developer license. It lasts for an academic year. It puts them in a Northwestern team. The intent is that students develop apps using a single wildcard provisioning profile. This works great except with Supersonic. Their cloud building tool does not support team wildcard provisioning.
That means that we need to create specific app profiles for every student app that needs an ad hoc debug deploy. As you can imagine, that set can become a bit unwieldy, and needs to be groomed periodically.