App Framework

A framework for developing shortcut applications.


Version 2.0.0 has been released with iOS 13 support. If you are still on iOS 12, please use version 1.0.1.

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

2.0.0 - March 2, 2020, 11:26 p.m.

- Updated for iOS 13.

Version history