Quick Chat for iOS is a Swift source code example showing how to create a real-time chat app using Google’s Firebase form Haik Aslanyan.
Firebase is great for these types of apps because of its real-time database, and generous free tiers. Quick Chat features logins, real-time text messages, photos, and locations.
This animation from the readme shows Quick Chat in action:
You can find Quick Chat on Github here.
A nice example of an iOS chat app using Firebase.
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Files is an open source iOS project from Steven Troughton-Smith providing a great interface for file browsing.
Files-iOS provides system-wide file browsing using a document provider, and an excellent interface with sorting options, and multiple columns on the iPad.
This image from the readme shows Files in action:
You can find Files-iOS on Github here.
Some great code for those looking for a file browser.
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iOS 10 has added a number of excellent new features to the iOS platform, here’s a set of examples called the iOS 10 sampler from shu223.
Some of the examples include:
- Digit detection and image recognition using the Convolution Neural Networks (CNN) kernel of the Metal Performance Shaders framework
- Notification creation with an image using UserNotifications
- Using NSPersistentContainer to manage a Core Data stack
- Animations with UIViewPropertyAnimator
- using mapItem for location suggestions
- Speech recognition with the Speech Framework
- A sticker pack for iMessage
You can find the iOS 10 Sampler on Github here.
A nice set of examples for many of the new iOS 10 features.
PixPic is an open source photo app from Yalantis allowing you to add stickers to photos, share the photos on social media, and follow people whose photos you like.
PixPic features and excellent interface and is written in Swift and utilizes a number of open source components for toast notifications, pull-to-refresh and more.
Here’s an image from the readme showing PixPic in action:
You can find PixPic on Github here.
See more: Open Source Apps
A great photo app example.
Live shows how to set up an Nginx with RTMP and WebSocket to communicate between the server and client with both the server-side, and client side code included. Live features live streaming, and the ability to send “gifts” and likes in real-time.
These images from the readme show Live in action:
You can find Live on Github here.
A great example for those looking to create a live broadcasting app.