Better indicator view for iOS
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HTProgressHUD is an replacement for UIProgressHUD, the undocumented UI component in iOS.
And it is also replacement for MBProgressHUD.
MBProgressHUD is too old, and causes so many crashes.
So I re-implemented it, with newer-APIs, more stability and more customizabilities.



  • iOS 5.0 or higher

  • Automatic Reference Counting (ARC)


  • UIKit.framework

  • Foundation.framework

  • CoreGraphic.framework

  • QuartzCore.framework



It has following built-in indicators.

  • Indicator with UIActivityIndicatorView.

    Indicator with large white UIActivityIndicatorView.

  • Pie-chart like indicator.

    Indicator that shows progress with pie-chart like component.

  • Ring-shaped indicator.

    Indicator that shows progress with ring shaped component.

And you can also customize indicator by subclassing HTProgressHUDIndicatorView.


It has following built-in animations.

  • Fade animation.

  • Fade with zoom animation.

You can even customize animation by subclassing HTProgressHUDAnimation.



You can install HTProgressHUD with CocoaPods.

  1. Add a line for HTProgressHUD to your Podfile.

    pod 'HTProgressHUD', '~> 0.2.1'

  2. Run install or update command.

    pod install

  3. import HTProgressHUD

    #import <HTProgressHUD/HTProgressHUD.h>

As a Static Library

You can add HTProgressHUD as a static library

  1. Clone or download HTProgressHUD

  2. Delete .git & .gitignore if exists

  3. Delete Examples folder if you want

  4. Move the HTProgressHUD folder into the you project's folder

  5. From within Xcode, Open your project or workspace & add HTProgressHUD.xcodeproj

  6. HTProgressHUD should appear in the Xcode Project Navigator

  7. Click on the Your Project entry, Targets → Your Target → Build Phases → Target Dependencies → + “HTProgressHUD”

  8. Click on the Your Project entry, Targets → Your Target → Build Phases → Link Binary with Libraries + libHTProgressHUD.a

  9. Click on the Your Project entry, Targets → Your Target → Build Settings → Search Paths → User Header Search Paths → + HTProgressHUD's path

  10. Click on the Your Project entry, Targets → Your Target → Build Settings → Linking → Other Linker Flags → + -ObjC

  11. Done

As source files

Copy following files into your project.

  • HTProgressHUD.h

  • HTProgressHUD.m

  • HTProgressHUDAnimation.h

  • HTProgressHUDAnimation.m

  • HTProgressHUDFadeAnimation.h

  • HTProgressHUDFadeAnimation.m

  • HTProgressHUDFadeZoomAnimation.h

  • HTProgressHUDFadeZoomAnimation.m

  • HTProgressHUDIndicatorView.h

  • HTProgressHUDIndicatorView.m

  • HTProgressHUDPieIndicatorView.h

  • HTProgressHUDPieIndicatorView.m

  • HTProgressHUDRingIndicatorView.h

  • HTProgressHUDRingIndicatorView.m



HTProgressHUD *HUD = [[HTProgressHUD alloc] init];
[HUD showInView:self.view];
[HUD hideAfterDelay:3];

More Complex Example

__block HTProgressHUD *progressHUD = [[HTProgressHUD alloc] init];
progressHUD.animation = [HTProgressHUDFadeZoomAnimation animation];
progressHUD.indicatorView = [HTProgressHUDIndicatorView indicatorViewWithType:HTProgressHUDIndicatorTypePie];
progressHUD.text = @"Loading...";

[progressHUD showWithAnimation:YES inView:self.view whileExecutingBlock:^{
    float r = 0.01;
    for (int i = 0; i <= 1 / r; i++) {
        [NSThread sleepForTimeInterval:r];
        progressHUD.progress = i * r;
        if (progressHUD.progress > 0.5) {
            progressHUD.text = @"Almost done";

or See HTProgressHUDExample Project.


See the source of built-in animations and built-in indicators. These are also kind of customized animations/indicators.

Three-line Summary

  1. MBProgressHUD is useful.

  2. But it causes so many crashes.

  3. So I reinvented the wheel.