APLCollectionViewDataSource is a simple array based datasource for collection views.
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APLCollectionViewDataSource is a simple array based datasource for collection views.

It implements all required UICollectionViewDataSource methods so that the view controller only needs to implement a single delegate-method which configure the cells with an item.

  • Supports multiple cell identifiers.
  • Currently a single supplementary view is supported.


APLCollectionViewDataSource is available through CocoaPods, to install it simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod "APLCollectionViewDataSource"


Import header file:

#import "APLCollectionViewDataSource.h"

Declare a dataSource property:

@property (nonatomic) APLCollectionViewDataSource *dataSource;

Create a APLCollectionViewDataSource instance and configure it:

APLCollectionViewDataSource *dataSource= [APLCollectionViewDataSource new];
dataSource.collectionView = self.collectionView; // sets itself as collection view data source   
dataSource.cellIdentifier = @"cell";
dataSource.delegate = self; // needs to conform to APLCollectionViewDataSourceDelegate
dataSource.objects = @[]; // your data arry
self.dataSource = dataSource;

Declare the protocol method required to configure your cell

- (void)configureCollectionViewCell:(UICollectionViewCell *)cell forItem:(id)item atIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath {
   // configure cell

When you retrieve new data, update your dataSource like this:

self.dataSource.objects = newObjects;


  • Multiple sections.
  • Multiple supplementary views.


apploft GmbH, Tobias Conradi tconradi@apploft.de


APLCollectionViewDataSource is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.