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Slice iOS SDK

The Slice API provides developers access to a user's online purchase history. It works by processing email receipts, and spans across merchants and product categories. Resources available include orders, items, shipments, and much more.

SliceSDK is a convenience framework for using the Slice API on iOS.

Note: The Slice API provides access for one user at a time, and the user must grant permission for you to access their data.

Getting Started

Visit the Slice developer portal and create an account to get started. Create a new app and take note of your Client ID and Client Secret.

For the Redirect URL, enter the following:


Here's an example of an app that is configured correctly:

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SliceSDK is available via Cocoapods. Add the following to your Podfile:

pod 'SliceSDK', :git => ''

SliceSDK is written natively in Swift, so you will also need to add use_frameworks! to your Podfile.


Take a look at the SliceExampleApp to see an integration in action.

Initializing the SliceClient

The main point of entry is the SliceClient class. Initialize the client with your Client ID and Client Secret from your app on the Slice developer portal.

let clientID = "<client_id>"
let clientSecret = "<client_secret>"
let settings = SliceSettings(clientID: clientID, clientSecret: clientSecret)
let client = SliceClient(settings: settings)

By design SliceSDK does not provide singleton access. You'll want to keep a reference to the client and use it however you decide to design your application.


First, in your application delegate, enter the following so the client can handle the authorization code redirect:

func application(application: UIApplication, openURL url: NSURL, sourceApplication: String?, annotation: AnyObject?) -> Bool {
    let handled = client.application(application, openURL: url, sourceApplication: sourceApplication, annotation: annotation)
    return handled

Then to begin authorization, call the following on your client:

let application = UIApplication.sharedApplication()
client.authorize(application) { (accessToken, error) in
    // optionally use access token here

This will call out to Safari for the user to enter their Slice credentials. Safari then redirects back to the app with the authorization code.

SliceClient uses the authorization code to request an access token from the server, and stores it in the Keychain. The client manages the token for you, but if you choose you can get the access token as such:

let accessToken = client.currentAccessToken

Finally, if you want to log out and clear the access token:


Requesting Resources

Now for the fun part. To request Slice resources, simply call the following on your client:

client.resources("<resource_name>", parameters: nil) { (resources, error) in
    if let resources = resources as? JSONArray {
        // do something with the resources

See the resource documentation for all the available resources and their fields. For example, to request the user's orders, you would input "orders" for "<resource_name>" above.

There is an optional parameters input that let's you filter the results, also explained in the documentation.

The resources come back in a raw JSON format. We're working on returning more usable plain-old-Swift-objects in the near feature.





Feedback and contributions are welcome. Please file issues and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions.