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FindMe | iOS Universal People Searching App Template (Swift)

FindMe | iOS Universal People Searching App Template (Swift)






Both iOS and Android version can share the same Parse database







3 April 2018
• Updated to recommended settings with Xcode 9.3
• Updated the 3 Facebook SDKs (because of Swift 4.1 release):
FBSDKCoreKit.framework
FBSDKLoginKit.framework
FBSDKShareKit.framework
6 October 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:
  <key>NSLocationAlwaysAndWhenInUseUsageDescription</key>
      <string>The app will use your current location to search for nearby users</string>
      <key>NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription</key>
      <string>The app will use your current location to search for nearby users</string>
      <key>NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription</key>
      <string>The app will use your current location to search for nearby users</string>
      <key>NSLocationUsageDescription</key>
      <string>The app will use your current location to search for nearby users</string>

In this way, the Location permission alert will show up on devices with iOS versions older than iOS 11


FindMe is a Universal App Template where you can post your profile and have users find you by name, keywords, tags. The search nearby button searches for users around your current location.
You can also search for interesting people from all around the world, report abusive/offensive users and favorite the ones you like.
Each user will have the option to showcase his/her works by the spotlight button in his/her profile screen, you can set any link to it, from Facebook, Twitter or other social network sites to your YouTube channel, website, blog, article, etc.
Because of new EULA terms by Apple, you can report instantly a User and so block the access to his/her profile screen. You as the Admin of the app will have to daily check your Parse Dashboard to see if there are reported users and take action within 24 hours.

Since its backend is by Parse Server you don’t have to buy any domain/hosting, there are NO PHP files to upload to a web server so you’ll save some money for server side.

FindMe is a native XCode project, Swift language, Storyboard, Universal, super easy to customize, backend with Parse SDK hosted on http://back4app.com




About Parse SDK and back4app

Read this article for more info about back4app and Parse SDK: https://hubpages.com/technology/Parse-SDK-will-not-shutdown-in-thanks-to-back4app

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: http://parseplatform.org

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: https://youtu.be/z2LemT1_LqA

How to remove AdMob banner ads

Check this video out to see how to remove the code that shows AdMob banners: https://youtu.be/e-HQYnta2Jg 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
  • iOS 8.0+ – Universal – Storyboard
  • Admob banners
  • Facebook login
  • Search for users, keywords or tags
  • Complete and publish your profile to be found in the Home screen
  • Report abusive Users to the Admin
  • PDF User Guide and PSD 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 banner UNIT ID
  • A free account on back4app.com









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