A swifty iOS framework that allows developers to create beautiful onboarding experiences.
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Latest commit 5ea480e Apr 17, 2017 @juanpablofernandez Carthage Support



A simple iOS framework that allows developers to create onboarding experiences.

Swift Version Build Status License CocoaPods Carthage compatible Platform

SwiftyOnboard makes it easy to add onboarding to any iOS application. SwiftyOnboard handles all of the logic behind the pagination of views, which allows you to quickly add a highly customizable onboarding to your app, all in a lightweight framework.



  • iOS 9.0+
  • Xcode 7.3+



You can use CocoaPods to install SwiftyOnboard by adding this to your Podfile:

pod 'SwiftyOnboard'

If you get the Unable to find a specification for `SwiftyOnboard`. error after running pod install.

Run the following commands on your project directory:

pod repo update
pod install


To install via Carthage add this to your Cartfile:

github "juanpablofernandez/SwiftyOnboard"


  1. Drag and drop SwiftyOnboard.swift SwiftyOnboardOverlay.swift SwiftyOnboardPage.swift in your project.
  2. That's it!


  1. Import SwiftyOnboard module to your ViewController class
import SwiftyOnboard
  1. Add SwiftyOnboard to ViewController, then set dataSource and delegate for it
class ViewController: UIViewController {
    override func viewDidLoad() {

            let swiftyOnboard = SwiftyOnboard(frame: view.frame)
            swiftyOnboard.dataSource = self
  1. Conform your ViewController to SwiftyOnboardDataSource protocol and implement all the methods, e.g.
extension ViewController: SwiftyOnboardDataSource {

        func swiftyOnboardNumberOfPages(swiftyOnboard: SwiftyOnboard) -> Int {
            return 3

        func swiftyOnboardPageForIndex(swiftyOnboard: SwiftyOnboard, index: Int) -> SwiftyOnboardPage? {
            let page = SwiftyOnboardPage()
            return page
  1. SwiftyOnboard works with default implementation. Override it to customize its behavior


SwiftyOnboard has the following properties:

public var dataSource: SwiftyOnboardDataSource?

An object that supports the SwiftyOnboardDataSource protocol and can provide views to populate the SwiftyOnboard.

public var delegate: SwiftyOnboardDelegate?

An object that supports the SwiftyOnboardDelegate protocol and can respond to SwiftyOnboard events.

public var shouldSwipe: Bool

Whether or not swiping is enabled [default = true].

public var fadePages: Bool

Whether or not pages will fade upon transition [default = true].


SwiftyOnboard class has the following methods:

func goToPage(index: Int, animated: Bool)

This method allows you to move to a certain page in the onboarding.


The SwiftyOnboard follows the Apple convention for data-driven views by providing two protocol interfaces, SwiftyOnboardDataSource and SwiftyOnboardDelegate.


SwiftyOnboardDataSource protocol has the following methods:

func swiftyOnboardNumberOfPages(swiftyOnboard: SwiftyOnboard) -> Int

Return the number of items (pages) in the onboarding.

func swiftyOnboardViewForBackground(swiftyOnboard: SwiftyOnboard) -> UIView?

Return a view to be displayed as the background of the onboarding.

func swiftyOnboardPageForIndex(swiftyOnboard: SwiftyOnboard, index: Int) -> SwiftyOnboardPage?

Return a view (page) to be displayed at the specified index in the onboarding.

func swiftyOnboardViewForOverlay(swiftyOnboard: SwiftyOnboard) -> SwiftyOnboardOverlay?

Return an overlay (view) to be displayed on top of the onboarding pages. e.g. [The continue and skip buttons which don't move with the pages, also included is the page control]

func swiftyOnboardOverlayForPosition(swiftyOnboard: SwiftyOnboard, overlay: SwiftyOnboardOverlay, for position: Double)

Edit the overlay (view) for the desired position. e.g. [Change the "continue button" text to "Done", when the last page is reached]

func swiftyOnboardBackgroundColorFor(_ swiftyOnboard: SwiftyOnboard, atIndex index: Int) -> UIColor?

Set the background color for the page at the given index. (Very useful when you have pages with different background colors)


SwiftyOnboardDelegate protocol has the following methods:

func swiftyOnboard(swiftyOnboard: SwiftyOnboard, currentPage index: Int)

This method is called whenever a page is shown, it holds the index to that page. It is called regardless of whether the page was swiped programmatically or through user interaction.

func swiftyOnboard(swiftyOnboard: SwiftyOnboard, leftEdge position: Double)

This method is called whenever the pages are scrolling, it holds the current distance between the left side of the screen and the left side of the first page.

func swiftyOnboard(swiftyOnboard: SwiftyOnboard, tapped index: Int)

This method is called whenever a page is tapped by the user, it holds the index of the tapped page.


  • Landscape mode is not supported


Contributions are welcomed! There are however certain guidelines you must follow when you contribute:

  • Have descriptive commit messages.
  • Make a pull request for every feature (Don't make a pull request that adds 3 new features. Make an individual pull request for each of those features, with a descriptive message).
  • Don't update the example project, or any other irrelevant files.

I want to see your amazing onboarding. Take screenshots and/or record a gif and send it my way!


Distributed under the MIT license. See LICENSE for more information.