App Framework

A framework for developing shortcut applications.


A new version of App Framework for iOS 13 is coming soon. This version is qualified for use with iOS 12 only.

App Framework is a starting point for shortcut developers to create complex applications in Shortcuts. Study and learn from the documentation and the heavily-commented shortcut; you’ll be writing your own shortcut applications in no time!

App Framework features:

  • Preferences
  • Localization
  • Assets
  • Application Loop
  • vCard Menus
  • Pseudo-Global Variables
  • Pseudo-Local Variables
  • Pseudo-Classes
  • Pseudo-Functions
  • And More!

Here is a diagram depicting the App Framework flow. Everything between the two green states are part of the main Application Loop.

App Framework Flowchart

Full documentation is available on App Framework’s page on GitHub.

Latest Release Notes

1.0.1 - March 29, 2019, 10:54 p.m.

- Support for Shortcuts 2.2.

Past versions