Classify | iOS Universal Classifieds App Template (Swift)

Classify | iOS Universal Classifieds App Template (Swift)

Both iOS and Android version can share the same Parse database

Jan 17th 2017
• Edited the 'postAd()' method in Post.swift, the saving block, in order to click on the OK button of the Alert and dismiss the controller
• Edited Post.swift file by removing all the AlertViewDelegate and its methods, and placing the AlertController instances in 'buttImageTapped()' and 'deleteAdButt()' functions
• Same thing for the Account.swift file -> 'changeImageButt()' function
• Edited 'sendReplyButt()' method in ShowSingleAd.swift, in order for the app not to crash in case a user has not registered an email adress
Oct 6th 2017
• Edited the Location Privacy Usage keys into Info.plist. 
So right-click on Info.plist in Xcode, Open As -> Source code, and replace the existing <key>NSLocation... rows with this code:
    <string>This app needs your current location for new posts</string>
    <string>This app needs your current location for new posts</string>
    <string>This app needs your current location for new posts</string>
    <string>This app needs your current location for new posts</string>

In this way, the Location permission alert will show up on devices with iOS versions older than iOS 11
Sep 24th 2017
• Updated to Xcode 9, Swift 4, iOS 11
• Set Swift 3 @objc Inference as Default in Build Settings
• Added 3 lines of code into 'signupButt()' method in SignUp.swift that save a default avatar in the User class 
• Edited the 2 Privacy Location keys in Info.plist
• Edited 'getFBUserData()' method in Login.swift in case of no email from Facebook login
• Added a 1125x2436px png image (iPhone X launch image) into Assets.xcassets -> Brand Assets image set
• Adjusted some views in the Storyboard, because of iPhone X layout 
• Unchecked the Runtime API Checking in the Scheme -> Diagnostics, accordingly to this post:
Jun 1st 2017
• Added an extension into Configs.swift in order to optimize the image uploading system.
• Edited the 'imagePickerController()' method in Post.swift and Account.swift
Mar 8th 2017
• Added 3D Touch code in AppDelegate.swift *for iPhone 6+/7+ only), you can post a new ad and share the app with a 3D Touch on the app's icon

Classify is a complete Universal app template you can use to offer mobile classifieds service to professionals and end users, they will be able to post and edit ads all via their devices, no computer needed, additionally they can just search for what they need or browse listings by Categories and contact seller all in mobility!

Classify is very easy to customize, it has a single Main.storyboard file, Universal, native XCode project, Swift language, Parse backend hosted on

About Parse SDK and back4app

Read this article for more info about back4app and Parse SDK:

Can I host Parse Server on my own server?

Yes, although I don’t provide support for the setup process, you can read the official Guide here:

I get a Code signing error in Xcode 8.x

That’s a bug of Xcode 8 with macOS Sierra, check this sample video to see how to fix it:

How to remove AdMob banner ads

Check this video out to see how to remove the code that shows AdMob banners: Keep in mind that you must repeat the shown steps for every .swift file that contains this line on the top:
import GoogleMobileAds

What about free support for this template?

I can offer free support for bugs encountered in the original code. Instead, if you’ve edited the code and messed something up with it, I may apply some fee to fix it either via TeamViewer or by checking your app project files directly on my computer.

Should I use the latest version of Xcode to edit this template?

Yes, I always update my apps to the latest version of the IDE.

  • XCode 9.x project – Swift – 64bit
  • Universal – iOS 8.0+ – Storyboard
  • AdMob interstitials
  • Works with Parse backend hosted on back{4}app
  • Login and Sing Up controllers
  • Home screen with search fields and Category buttons, set favorite ads, post/edit your own ads
  • NO external CMS needed
  • PHP file to send emails with the contact form included
  • Browse all Classify ads as a visitor (you don’t need to login or signup for an account)
  • PDF User Guide included
  • PSD graphics included
  • Easy to customize, well commented code

  • Apple Mac with its latest OS version installed
  • The latest version of Xcode and some knowledge about its UI interface
  • Photoshop or any other image editor software
  • An Apple Developer account to submit apps to the App Store
  • An AdMob account to generate your own interstitial UNIT ID
  • A free account on

Have fun with Classify, and don’t forget to rate it on your Downloads page if you like it!

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That is a serious copyright infringement, developers who buy our templates are allowed to reskin and sell them as apps on the App Store (accordingly to the License type they’ve purchased a template for), but are not allowed to put our original source codes for sale on source code markets, including CodeCanyon. We will report developers who made copyright infringements to the competent authorities. Thanks.