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  • #: 241496
  • Price: free ($0.00) In Apple Store
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated: 2010-11-16
  • Current Version: 1.0.2
  • 1.0.2
  • Size: 69.30 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Olaf Alders
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later
  • © 2010 Mark Jubenville and Olaf Alders
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iCPAN allows you to browse, search and bookmark CPAN module documentation offline. CPAN, the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network, is the definitive repository for Open Source Perl code.

Have you ever found yourself without Internet access, but in need of Perl reference materials? Do you need to avoid high bandwidth charges when out of country? Offline browsing with iCPAN may be your answer.


* XHTML formatted POD (Plain Old Documentation)

* Search over 60, 000 modules by name

* Browse documentation just like you would on search.cpan.org

* Bookmark your favourite modules

* Enter your PAUSE id to highlight your own modules

* Recently viewed modules appear on app startup

* Ratings included in search results

* Code snippets in POD have syntax highlighting

Future Improvements:

* Better ordering of search results (exact matches first, etc)

* Preference option to block external links (force offline browsing)

* Gravatars

Known Issues:

* Author highlighting is occasionally incorrect

* Currently does not have an iPad specific layout (only runs in iPhone compatibility mode). iPad app is currently under development

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Rated 3/5 based on 3 customer reviews.


4/5 stars

Pocket reference to Perl

Perl is my VM, CPAN is my language. This app puts it in my pocket!

3/5 stars

Good but could be better

Having an offline collection of CPAN docs is great. Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to provide a way to access docs for the most current version (or any specific version) of a module.

2/5 stars

I give up

This app represents a snapshot of all documentation on CPAN. It's great having offline access to all of that, but stuff on CPAN changes A LOT. The data really ought to be refreshed once a week, minimum. Unfortunately, it hasn't seen an update in four months. Maybe I will give it another try after the next release.


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