I thought this may be of interst to some folks...
CHANDLER, Ariz., Feb. 15, 2016 -- Microchip Technology announced its MPLAB® Xpress Cloud-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) will allow PIC chips to be programmed with zero downloads, sign-in or setup needed to start designing. Microchip's free, cloud-based IDE brings the most popular features of the award-winning MPLAB X IDE to Internet-connected PCs, laptops or tablets.
MPLAB Xpress can be accessed from anywhere in the world at http://www.microchip.com/Xpress-021516a
Still ripping people off for their version of GPL gcc, though :(