Is there any iOS online analysis tool?

The only thing I have seen so far is VirusTotal. Are there other tools that can provide online reports?

My main issue is that I do not have any Apple hardware right now, so I can not use desktop-based tools or run an app on an iPhone.

I use Ubuntu, so I need some web service or a Linux-based tool that can give me insight into app functionality and a verdict about its maliciousness.

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There is a Chinese online application security scanner (VisualThreat: Mobile Application Security Credit Evaluation System) at http://www.visualthreat.com/index.action

The followings are the main features of the service (in machine translated):

  • comprehensive safety analysis program: static behavior, dynamic behavior, malicious behavior characteristic resolve family related and inter-family resolve
  • measurable (0-100) to assess the credibility of mobile application security system
  • comprehensive application of risk analysis matrix, including but not limited to loss of privacy, SMS monitoring, behavior monitoring.
  • Automatic mobile application security vulnerability scanning accurate malicious behavior and advanced persistent threat of attack detection
  • real-time mobile applications industry's most authoritative safety analysis report
  • Thanks for the response. The link you have shared seems quite helpful, but it requires iTunes url, while I have bunch of IPA files from random sources. Some of these IPA might not even be on itunes, do you happen to know service that lets user upload app?
    – blackfyre
    Commented Feb 3, 2016 at 1:24
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    Hello Gürol'Ca, could you please describe in details how your solution targets iOS in particular? Thanks!
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Commented Feb 4, 2016 at 6:20
  • As @blackfyre says the online service scans iOS apps by providing their iTunes URL (e.g. itunes.apple.com/app/id#########). The report is not as informational as in Android. Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 8:49
  • In static analysis scope: The reports list the following information: - The 'risky' actions (Phone Call, Keyboard cache, InApp Purchasing, Audio input/record, Location Tracking, Camera, Photo Gallery, WiFi connection, Address Book, Email account, Mobile Safari Setting and history, Youtube application, Ads Networks, Accelerometer, Calendar) Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 8:50
  • - The screenshot and artwork URLs (shown in iTunes) - The developer's URL (shown in iTunes) - Features (iosUniversal??) - Supported Devices (shown in iTunes) - Content Rating (shown in iTunes) - Supported languages (shown in iTunes) - Genres (shown in iTunes) - Description (shown in iTunes) - Minimum OS version - User rating and average rating (shown in iTunes) (shown in iTunes) Commented Feb 5, 2016 at 8:51

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