Appdome’s no-code mobile app security platform offers mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals a convenient and reliable way to protect Android and iOS apps against simulators. When a user clicks “Build My App,” Appdome leverages a microservice architecture filled with 1000s of security plugins, and an adaptive code generation engine that matches the correct required plugins to the development environment, frameworks, and methods in each app.
Prerequisites for blocking simulators
Here’s what you need to build secured apps that block simulators
- Appdome account (If you don’t have an Appdome account, create a free Appdome account here)
- Mobile App (.ipa for iOS, or .apk or .aab for Android)
- Signing Credentials (e.g., signing certificates and provisioning profile)
No Coding Dependency
How to Sign & Publish Secured Mobile Apps Built on Appdome
After successfully securing your app using Appdome, there are several available options to complete your project, depending on your app lifecycle or workflow. These include:
- Signing Secure iOS and Android apps
- Customizing, Configuring & Branding Secure Mobile Apps
- Deploying/Publishing Secure mobile apps to Public or Private app stores
Or, see this quick reference Releasing Secured Android & iOS Apps built on Appdome.
What’s the Difference Between Simulators and Emulators?
Simulators and emulators are often described as interchangeable, but there are some notable differences between them.
Both simulators and emulators are used to create a virtual environment that contains all of the software variables and configurations that will exist in an application’s production environment. And both allow modeling and interactive simulations of how the app interacts with the mobile operating system and some hardware components (keyboard, screen, Bluetooth, network interfaces, CPU, etc).
The main difference between simulators and emulators is that simulators do not mimic the actual hardware on which the app will run in a production environment. They can model simulations of interactions with the OS and certain hardware components without actually mimicking or re-creating the virtualized hardware environment.
Emulators, on the other hand, mimic the actual hardware configurations and features of the production environment (in addition to software features).
To learn how to prevent hackers from using Emulators to attack apps, you can read the KB article on No-Code Emulator Prevention.