InstaQuotes | iOS Universal Social Quotes App Template (Swift)

InstaQuotes | iOS Universal Social Quotes App Template (Swift)

Both iOS and Android versions can share the same Parse database

Sep 24th 2017
• Updated to Xcode 9, Swift 4, iOS 11
• Set Swift 3 @objc Inference as Default in Build Settings
• Edited the 'forgotPasswButt()' method in Login.swift
• Added these 2 delegates in the class declaration of the OtherUserProfile.swift, Me.swift and Activity.swift files:
and edited the TableView delegate functions declarations into Swift 4 syntax.
• Added 3 lines of code into 'signupButt()' method in SignUp.swift that save a default avatar in the User class 
• 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 
• Edited the 'func showBanner()' methods in order to display banner ads properly in iPhone X
• Unchecked the Runtime API Checking | Main Thread Checker in Edit Scheme -> Diagnostics, accordingly to this post:
July 16th 2017
• Added a 'scaleImageToWidth()' extension in Configs.swift and edited the 'didFinishPickingMediaWithInfo()' method in EditProfile.swift in order to scale big images to a fixed width and improve app performance
Apr 16th 2017
• Edited the 'likeButt()' and 'cellForRowAtIndexPath()' methods in OtherUserProfile.swift, accordingly to the previous update we've made in Home.swift, so the like button will change into a full heart if you liked a post, otherwise, it will go back to empty heart icon.
Mar 8th 2017 
• Edited likeButt() and cellForRowAt indexPath() methods in Home.swift in order to handle posts liked by an array with user's objectID, not Pointer data anymore. In this way, the app will fetch likes data faster and better than before, and when you tap on the like button on a quote, the like icon will change into a full heart if you liked it, otherwise, it will go back to empty heart icon. If you refresh the Home screen you'll see the liked quotes by the full heart icon too
• Added 3D Touch code in AppDelegate.swift for quick options: apply a 3D Touch on supported devices to quickly post a quote and share the app

InstaQuotes is a Universal App Template where you can post your own quotes and sayings and get involved in a funny community.
You can also browse posts from other users, see their profiles, like and share their quotes to popular social networks.

InstaQuotes has also Push Notifications for likes and comments, it is a native XCode project, Swift language, Storyboard, Universal, super easy to customize, backend with Parse SDK 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
  • iOS 8.0+ – Universal – Storyboard
  • AdMob banners
  • Works with Parse SDK hosted on back{4}app
  • Push Notifications for likes and comments
  • Easily post your quotes, like quotes of other users, delete your own ones.
  • Terms of User .html file and Report feature included
  • 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 banner UNIT ID
  • A free account on

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