Umbrellas | iOS Universal Minimal Chat App Template (Swift)

Umbrellas | iOS Universal Minimal Chat App Template (Swift)

Feb 10th 2017
• Added some PFInstallation() code into the 'applicationDidBecomeActive()' function in AppDelegate.swift, in order to reset the app's badge icons to 0 
• Updated the User Guide with a new link for the APN .p12 certificates creation tutorial
Jan 21st 2017
• Updated to XCode 8.2.1
• Updated the User Guide
• Updated GoogleMobileAds.framework and its relative code

This app template is a sort of “challenge” against WhatsApp, WeChat and all moderns chat apps :)
Umbrellas is a super minimal, old-fashioned conversations app where you can quickly login/sign up by just choosing a nickname and password, search for other users to chat with, no pictures or media, just text or links!
You can directly block offensive users by a left-swipe on a User’s cell in the Home screen and tap Block/Unblock button
Why calling it Umbrellas? Because we’ve got inspired by an old chat website called Under Debbie’s Blue Umbrella, discovered while reading Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes book :)
We hope you’ll enjoy this challenge as well as we did!

Since its backend is by Parse 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 sever side. Worried about Parse shutting down? It won’t, please check this out:

Umbrellas is a native XCode project, Swift language, with Storyboard, Parse SDK hosted on, super easy to customize.

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  • XCode 8.x project – Swift – 64bit
  • iOS 8/9/10+ – Universal – Storyboard
  • AdMob banners
  • Works with Parse SDK hosted on back{4}app
  • Parse Push Notifications for new messages
  • 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 Play Store
    • An AdMob account to generate your own banner UNIT ID
    • A free account on

    Have fun with Umbrellas, and don’t forget to rate it on your Downloads page!

    Important Disclaimer: We’ve recently found out that some developers have bought our app templates, reskinned them just a bit and put them on sale on other source code markets similar to CodeCanyon, saying that they developed and own such source codes.
    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.