Firebase Remote Config [Swift]

Firebase Remote Config is used to change the application behavior without publishing update of application.

Firebase Remote Config
Firebase Remote Config

Basic setup is to create project at firebase console.

Firebase Console
Firebase Console – Follow the steps to create a project

I am adding a video here to setup the firebase remote config.

Add core firebase to your project

Follow the steps available at : Add Firebase to your iOS Project

Steps to add remote config to your app

  1. Installation

    Update your project with required cocoapods

    Run pod install from terminal and open the created .xcworkspace file.

  2. Configure Firebase Module

    Just import firebase module and apply configure method. It will configure by itself by using GoogleService-Info.plist.

  3. Configure remote config

    Create Remote Config object, as shown in the following example:

    Create an plist file for default values of configuration and set it to remote config:

    FireSwiftRemoteConfigDefaults.plist with sampleURL key:

    Use current default key from your defaults set on plist file and send fetch request in remote config to get the configuration keys set on the firebase console:

    Note : If in developer mode cacheExpiration is set to 0 so each fetch will retrieve values from the server. The default expiration duration is 43200 (12 hours).

  4. All Done.

    Sample code available at Github. There are many other things with firebase, I will try give update in next tutorials.

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    Happy Coding 🙂

Push Notifications in iOS 10 [Swift]

Push Notification iOS 10 Swift
Push Notification iOS 10 Swift

The new framework called “UserNotifications” is introduced with iOS 10 SDK. The UserNotifications framework (UserNotifications.framework) supports the delivery and handling of local and remote notifications.

So, Let see what we have to change to get the push notifications in iOS 10.

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Bye Bye to NS from Swift!!

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Logo NeXTSTEP

Many of the types are bridged to the Swift type like as (e.g., NSString being bridged to String).

Other Objective-C types are bridged to Swift are as follows :

Objective-C Swift
NSString String
NSArray Array
NSDictionary Dictionary
NSData Data
NSError Error (Added Swift 3 – Xcode 8 Beta 4)
NSNotificationCenter NotificationCenter

And more…

Bye Bye to NS from Swift!!

Happy Coding 🙂

iOS 10 New Frameworks

iOS10

  • CallKit
    The CallKit framework (CallKit.framework) lets VoIP apps integrate with the iPhone UI and give users a great experience. Use this framework to let users view and answer incoming VoIP calls on the lock screen and manage contacts from VoIP calls in the Phone app’s Favorites and Recents views.
  • Intents
    The Intents framework (Intents.framework) supports the handling of SiriKit interactions.
  • IntentsUI
    The Intents UI framework (IntentsUI.framework) supports the creation of an Intents UI extension, which is an optional app extension that displays custom content in the Siri or Maps interfaces.
  • Messages
    To develop an iMessage app, you use the APIs in the Messages framework (Messages.framework) and To create app extensions that interact with the Messages app, allowing users to send text, stickers, media files, and interactive messages.
  • Speech
    Using the APIs in the Speech framework (Speech.framework), you can perform speech transcription of both real-time and recorded audio.
  • UserNotifications
    User Notifications framework (UserNotifications.framework), which supports the delivery and handling of local and remote notifications.
  • UserNotificationsUI
    User Notifications UI framework (UserNotificationsUI.framework) lets you customize the appearance of local and remote notifications when they appear on the user’s device.
  • VideoSubscriberAccount
    Video Subscriber Account framework (VideoSubscriberAccount.framework) to help apps that support authenticated streaming or authenticated video on demand (also known as TV Everywhere) authenticate with their cable or satellite TV provider.

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