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Topics | iOS Universal Social Discussion App Template (Swift)

Topics | iOS Universal Social Discussion App Template (Swift)







iOS, Android and Web versions can share the same database on back4app






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
9 November 2017
• Replaced the 'topicLabel' into the Home controller in the Storyboard with a 'topicTxt' UITextView, in order to detect links and make them clickable (open links in Safari). Edited Home.swift accordingly.
• Replaced the 'topicLabel' with a 'topicTxt' UITextView in the Comments controller in Storyboard, edited Comments.swift accordingly




Topics is a Universal App Template where users can browse random questions or even search them and join exciting conversations by posting/reading comments on each Topic.
This app allows users to earn special KARMA points based on created topics, posted comments and up-votes received for their topics/comments from other people.
It also has all the required report features for inappropriate topics, comments and/or users needed to pass the submission’s review for the App Store.

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.

Topics 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
  • 8.0+ – Universal – Storyboard
  • AdMob banners
  • Gesture ready: browse Topics by swiping left/right in the Home screen | Long press to refresh the Topics and get back to the latest one
  • Create new Topics
  • Post comments
  • Get random Topics
  • Push Notifications for comments and votes
  • Profile screen with About, Topics and Comments sections
  • 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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