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The Swift 3 chat example + iOS 10 rich push notifications

This sample app built using the Swift 3 language uses the Realtime® Framework Messaging service to send and receive chat messages organized into groups (includes iOS 10+ Rich Push Notifications support).


###This app is compatible with the Android sample. See

Setup project

  • Install cocoapods and run command pod install on the podfile directory.

NOTE: For simplicity these samples assume you're using a Realtime® Framework developers' application key with the authentication service disabled (every connection will have permission to publish and subscribe to any channel). For security guidelines please refer to the Security Guide.

Don't forget to replace YOUR_APPLICATION_KEY and YOUR_APPLICATION_PRIVATE_KEY with your own application key. If you don't already own a free Realtime® Framework application key, get one now.

You are ready to go...

Sending iOS 10 Rich Push Notifications

Before you dive into the new iOS 10 notifications please have a look at this blog post:

To test the iOS 10 push notifications using this app create a chat room named ios10 and paste the following cURL command into your terminal (don't forget to enter your Realtime credentials):

curl -X POST -d '{
    "applicationKey": "YOUR_REALTIME_APPKEY",
    "channel" : "ios10",
    "message": "Joe: These new iOS 10 Notifications are awesome!",
    "apns": {
                "title":"Realtime Custom Push Notifications",
                "subtitle":"Now with iOS 10 support!",
                "body":"Add multimedia content to your notifications"
            "badge": 1,
            "mutable-content": 1,
            "category": "realtime",
}' ""

When you tap the notification in the device, the message used for the chat is the message property, but it's only an example, you can use other ways to have different messages for the notification body and chat message.

About the Realtime Framework

Part of the The Realtime® Framework, Realtime Cloud Messaging (aka ORTC) is a secure, fast and highly scalable cloud-hosted Pub/Sub real-time message broker for web and mobile apps.

If your website or mobile app has data that needs to be updated in the user’s interface as it changes (e.g. real-time stock quotes or ever changing social news feed) Realtime Cloud Messaging is the reliable, easy, unbelievably fast, “works everywhere” solution.


iOS real-time group chat using Realtime Messaging and Swift 3




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