Latest 1.5.2
License Open Source
Platforms ios 10.0, requires ARC
Dependencies SVProgressHUD


Travis CI Carthage compatible CocoaPods Platform

Allow2 makes it easy to add parental controls to your apps.

  1. Why should you use Allow2?
  2. What’s it look like?
  3. Requirements
  4. Integration

refer to for more details.

Why should you use Allow2?

Parental controls are incredibly complex and difficult to get correct and for a parent, there is nothing worse than having to log in or open up yet another parental control interface on another app and reconfigure it every other day.

Allow2 solves the problem once and for all:

  1. Leverage the powerful Allow2 platform completely for free (no developer licensing fees)
  2. Add parental controls in a matter of hours and don’t worry about implementing heaps of interfaces.
  3. Show your community responsibility and support parents, this helps to bring more users to your apps.

Really, you should be able to add extensive and powerful parental controls to your apps in a matter of hours or (at most) a couple of days.

With Allow2 all you have to do to check if something can be used and record it’s usage is:

let allow2Activities = [
    Allow2.Allow2Activity(activity: Allow2.Activity.Internet, log: true), // this is an internet based app
    Allow2.Allow2Activity(activity: Allow2.Activity.Gaming, log: true),   // and it's gaming related, can also use "Messaging", "Social", "Electricity" and more...

And don’t worry about having to tell other parts of your app. It’s done for you automatically (just listen for the Allow2CheckResultNotification)!

func Allow2CheckResultNotification(notification:NSNotification) {
    guard let userInfo = notification.userInfo,
    let result  = userInfo["result"] as? Allow2CheckResult else {
        print("No Allow2CheckResult found in notification")

    dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue()) {
        self.allow2View.hidden = result.allowed

        if (!result.allowed) {
            // configure the block screen to explain the issue
            self.allow2View.result = result

What’s it look like?

Screenshot Description
Pairing Pairing
Initial Setup
Choose Child When there is more than one child, and the app can be used by any child
Enter Pin Before a child can use the app, they need to enter their pin
(if more than one child)
Banned If usage is not allowed at that time, or they ran out of quota, or have been banned.
Request Children can request changes directly from within your game or app


  • iOS 8.0+ | macOS 10.10+ | tvOS 9.0+ | watchOS 2.0+
  • Xcode 8


CocoaPods (iOS 9+)

You can use CocoaPods to install Allow2 by adding it to your Podfile:

platform :ios, '9.0'

target 'MyApp' do
    pod 'Allow2'

Note that this requires CocoaPods version 36, and your iOS deployment target to be at least 9.0:

Carthage (iOS 9+)

You can use Carthage to install Allow2 by adding it to your Cartfile:

github "Allow2/Allow2Framework"

Swift Package Manager

You can use The Swift Package Manager to install Allow2 by adding the proper description to your Package.swift file:

import PackageDescription

let package = Package(
targets: [],
dependencies: [
.Package(url: "", versions: Version(1,0,0)..<Version(2, .max, .max)),

Note that the Swift Package Manager is still in early design and development, for more information checkout its GitHub Page

Manually (iOS 9+)

To use this library in your project manually you may:

  1. drag in the whole Allow2Framework.xcodeproj



import Allow2

There are some basic options required to get started and some optional ones.

Create the app or device and get a token – REQUIRED

First of all, you need to set up the device in the developer portal, so head over there, signup (all free), and create your app/device:

then you need to set the token in the library before you can use any functions:

func application(_ application: UIApplication, willFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: [UIApplicationLaunchOptionsKey: Any]?) -> Bool {

    Allow2.shared.deviceToken = "<DEVICE TOKEN GOES HERE>"


Set the environment – OPTIONAL

By default, the system will ALWAYS connect to the production environment. You can safely set up new apps in the developer portal and design and use them in the production system without any issues and this will be the most anyone will want to do.

However, the Allow2 platfom is also updated on a regular basis and as changes are bought to realisation, they flow through a standard release process that we allow developers to paticipate in. At this time, we allow developers to test in the "sandbox" environment (essentially "beta") and in the "staging" environment (essentially "alpha"). So you CAN set the system to use one of these environments, BUT use them at your own peril!

func application(_ application: UIApplication, willFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: [UIApplicationLaunchOptionsKey: Any]?) -> Bool {

    Allow2.shared.env = .sandbox


Convenience setup – OPTIONAL

Allow2 for iOS provides a convenience setup in case you are building into multiple environments yourself, you can pass a plist (directly out of your bundle if you wish!) into the convience property setter to handle one line config and easily manage multiple build targets:


Then you can pass this straight in from your Bundle:

func application(_ application: UIApplication, willFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: [UIApplicationLaunchOptionsKey: Any]?) -> Bool {



Any parameter that is not recognised will be ignored, so Environment: Invalid will essentially leave it as the default or whatever it was set to earlier.

Latest podspec

    "name": "Allow2",
    "version": "1.5.2",
    "summary": "Allow2 Parental Freedom Platform makes it easy to add screentime limits to your apps",
    "description": "Easily add quota, time management, time limits, bans, chores and much more to your app.nBy giving the Parent control mechanisms to moderate usage, you give them reasons to want to download, buy, and subscribe to your service.nWithout controls, parents are more likely to just not download the apps.",
    "homepage": "",
    "license": {
        "type": "Open Source",
        "file": "LICENSE"
    "authors": {
        "Allow2": "[email protected]"
    "requires_arc": true,
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "10.0"
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "1.5.2"
    "pod_target_xcconfig": {
        "SWIFT_VERSION": "4.0"
    "source_files": "Allow2Framework/**/*.swift",
    "resource_bundles": {
        "Allow2": [
    "dependencies": {
        "SVProgressHUD": [
            "~> 2.2.5"

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