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iOS Development Source Code Examples

This section is for app source code examples and code snippets that do not come with an in-depth tutorial.

Quick Chat – A Swift Based Real-Time iOS Chat App Using Firebase

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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:

Quick-Chat

You can find Quick Chat on Github here.

A nice example of an iOS chat app using Firebase.


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Files – iOS Source Code Example Providing A Nice UI For System Wide File Browsing

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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:

Files-iOS

You can find Files-iOS on Github here.

Some great code for those looking for a file browser.


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iOS 10 Sampler – A Set Of Examples For Many Of The New Features Added With The iOS 10 SDK

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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.


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PixPic – Swift Based Photo App Example With An Excellent Interface

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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:

PixPic

You can find PixPic on Github here.

See more: Open Source Apps

A great photo app example.


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Live – Live Streaming App Source Code Example

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Live is an open source Swift and Javascript based source code example from Leo showing how to create a live broadcasting app.

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:

LiveLive

You can find Live on Github here.

A great example for those looking to create a live broadcasting app.


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