Latest 0.3.0
License MIT
Platforms ios 9.0
Dependencies Alamofire, Apollo

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If you’ve used Apollo iOS library,
you may have stumbled upon a few limitations of a standard HTTPNetworkTransport
provided with the library:

Fortunately, Apollo iOS provides a public NetworkTransport protocol that allows
us to override behaviour that’s limited. Looks like Alamofire
is the most popular iOS networking library and all of the mentioned limitations can be solved
with it. You also probably use Alamofire anyway to acquire authentication tokens for your
GraphQL API, so it makes sense to integrate both Alamofire and Apollo iOS.

This package bundles a NetworkTransport implementation that wraps Alamofire
and solves these limitations.


When initialising a new ApolloClient instance instead of

let u = URL(string: "http://localhost:8080/graphql")!
let client = ApolloClient(url: u)

or instead of

let u = URL(string: "http://localhost:8080/graphql")!
let client = ApolloClient(networkTransport: HTTPNetworkTransport(url: u))


import ApolloAlamofire

let u = URL(string: "http://localhost:8080/graphql")!
let client = ApolloClient(networkTransport: AlamofireTransport(url: u))

There are additional parameters available for AlamofireTransport initialiser, e.g. for
a background session you can use it like this:

let c = URLSessionConfiguration.background(withIdentifier: "your-id")
let u = URL(string: "http://localhost:8080/graphql")!
let s = SessionManager(configuration: c)
let t = AlamofireTransport(url: u, sessionManager: s)
let client = ApolloClient(networkTransport: t)

like this for auth headers:

let token = "blah"
let u = URL(string: "http://localhost:8080/graphql")!
let h = ["Authorization": "Bearer (token)"]
let t = AlamofireTransport(url: u, headers: h)
let client = ApolloClient(networkTransport: t)

or like this for request and response logging:

let u = URL(string: "http://localhost:8080/graphql")!
let t = AlamofireTransport(url: u, loggingEnabled: true)
let client = ApolloClient(networkTransport: t)

Both headers and loggingEnabled are also variable properties of AlamofireTransport.
This allows you to change headers without instantiating a new transport, e.g. when a user
logs out and a different user logs in you can swap authentication headers. If you switch
logging dynamically, loggingEnabled property can be controlled in the same way
without creating a new AlamofireTransport instance.

Nice feature of Alamofire is that request logging prints a ready for use
curl command, which you can directly copy and paste in terminal to test a request.

All of the initialiser parameters except url have sensible default values and can be used
in a combination that works best for you.

To run the example project, clone the repo, and open Example/ApolloAlamofire.xcworkspace in Xcode.


The library is tested with Xcode 9.3 and Swift 4.1. It should compile in any other version of
Xcode 9 and should be compatible with Swift 4.0, but is not tested with those version.
Feel free to submit a PR to enable a better Travis CI testing matrix.

If you integrate the library with CocoaPods, Alamofire and Apollo iOS dependencies are
pulled automatically. Currently tested versions that should be compatible are Alamofire 4.x
and Apollo iOS 0.8.x.


ApolloAlamofire is available through CocoaPods. To install
it, simply add the following line to your target configuration in your Podfile:

pod 'ApolloAlamofire'


Max Desiatov


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

Latest podspec

    "name": "ApolloAlamofire",
    "version": "0.3.0",
    "summary": "Alamofire transport for Apollo iOS GraphQL library",
    "swift_version": "4.1",
    "description": "This package bundles a `NetworkTransport` implementation that wraps Alamofirenand solves known limitations of Apollo iOS library.",
    "homepage": "",
    "license": {
        "type": "MIT",
        "file": "LICENSE"
    "authors": {
        "Max Desiatov": "[email protected]"
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "0.3.0"
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "9.0"
    "source_files": "ApolloAlamofire/Classes/**/*",
    "dependencies": {
        "Alamofire": [
            "~> 4"
        "Apollo": [
            "~> 0.9"

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