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Hey! | iOS Universal Short Messaging App Template (Swift)

Hey! | iOS Universal Short Messaging App Template (Swift)

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Both iOS and Android versions can share the same database on back4app!







24 Apr 2020
• Updated code to support Apple Sign-in method
• Updated code to support iOS 13+ and Xcode 11+ versions 
• Improved design techniques in the code to improve user visibility
• Fixed the crash on getting heys messages.
3 Sep 2019
• Improved the design of friend list, groups list, and make group list screens by adding some views and added color with shades as a contrast with the background.
• Updated the design of login and sign up screens with newly added views around text fields and buttons, also added shades.
• Added a background image just like added in the login screen, added to all screens.
• Fixed the Facebook login issue and added Hey! app to Facebook developer account and Back4App account as well.
• Fixed the design issues of all screens according to iPhone X, and XS Max.
• Updated the profile screen by adding views with around text fields and shades around buttons.
25 May 2018
• Accordingly to the new EU GDPR terms, I've updated the 'tou.html' file and Documentation.
IMPORTANT: This means that if a User asks for his/her Account deletion, you must do it within 24 hours, as the GDPR's "Right to be forgotten" Article states (LINK: https://gdpr-info.eu/art-17-gdpr/)
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

• Edited 'editActionsForRowAt()' method in Friends.swift, the 'blockedUser' array's instantiation and code
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>This app needs to access your current location to send heys!</string>
       <key>NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription</key>
       <string>This app needs to access your current location to send heys!</string>
       <key>NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription</key>
       <string>This app needs to access your current location to send heys!</string>
       <key>NSLocationUsageDescription</key>
       <string>This app needs to access your current location to send heys!</string>

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


Hey! is a Universal App Template where you can send short messages like hey! to all those friends who are registered in the app with just a tap. It’s that simple, the simplest communication app ever.
You can search for friends by name in the Search controller, add them to your Friends list and send them a hey!, attach a picture to it or your current location, or simple text of the selected hey!. They will receive a Push Notification and can easily reply to your “hey!” by sending it back.
Users are able to block/unblock other users, remove them from their list and make a group of friends to send heys! all at once, again, with just a tap!
Check the video preview to see it in action.

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.

Hey! is a native XCode project, Swift language, Storyboard, Universal, super easy to customize, backend with Parse SDK hosted on https://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.

Why do I need to have login from Apple Account in the app?

Yes, because from 30th April 2020, APPLE authorities restricted the apps using 3rd party login from FACEBOOK, GOOGLE etc should also integrate “APPLE SIGN IN” method in the app. For reference: APPLE SIGN IN GUIDELINES

Terms & Policy about Back4App

Users are bound to change the back4App keys and APP keys after purchasing the source code and all the related stuff from CUBYCODE. As CUBYCODE will reserve the rights to take some legal actions, if users continue to use company’s account of Back4App for their testing purposes.

Screenshots





  • XCode 11.4+ project – Swift 4.5+ – 64bit
  • Universal – Storyboard – iOS 13.5+
  • Admob banners
  • Facebook login
  • Backend with Parse SDK hosted on back{4}app
  • Push Notifications for sent heys!
  • Send hey! with text, your location or a picture
  • Invite friends by SMS or email
  • Browse received heys!, reply, block/remove Friends
  • Search for friends by name
  • PDF User Guide and PSD included
  • Easy to customize | Well commented code


  • Apple Mac PC 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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