Latest 0.0.2
License MIT
Platforms ios 11.0, requires ARC

👀 They’re watching 👀

Ever wonder whats really going on under the notch?

"What I'm about to tell you is top secret. A conspiracy bigger than all of us.
There's a powerful group of people out there that are secretly running the world. 
I'm talking about the guys no one knows about, the ones that are invisible. 
The top 1% of the top 1%, the guys that play God without permission. 
And now I think they're following me."
- Justin Beiber

This may sound crazy, but there is an ultra-secret group called the Illuminotchi. They lurk in the shadows and watch us through the notch on the iPhoneX.

The Proof

An anonymous source reached out to me and told me to install this library. Thank you good citizen, you may have saved us all.

After adding one line of code, and building my project in Xcode, my world was turned upside down.


👀 👀 👀 Look what happens when I take a screenshot 👀 👀 👀

Proof Proof

Digging Deeper

This library has some scary implications. The Illuminotchi can control what goes under the notch. Its there all he time and we have no idea! I did some digging and heres what I found:

Adding Text

Illuminotchi.add(text: "They're watching!")

Adding Attributed Text

let text = NSAttributedString(string: "They're watching!", attributes: ...)
Illuminotchi.add(attributedText: text)

Adding Images

Illuminotchi.add(image: UIImage(named: "theyre_watching"))

When adding an image, you can add an optional parameter to set the contentMode: UIViewContentMode of the underlying UIImageView

Adding Custom Views

let view = UIView()
Illuminotchi.add(customView: view)

All views (text, image, custom) are bound by the size of the notch.

I Don’t Have an iPhoneX, Am I Safe?

Probably not.

I also found that the Illuminotchi are watching our screenshots. When I run the following code, the illuminati logo flashes very briefly every time I take a screenshot.

Try it for yourself, if you’re feeling brave 😰.


Note: must be on device

Practical Use

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade"
- Sevarus Snape

The Illuminotchi are nefarious, there’s no doubting that, but maybe their technology can be put to good use.

You can use this library to add easter eggs for iPhoneX users when they take screenshots of your app! Other than that, theres not much. Fight the power, dont let big brother get you down, and for the love of God dont let your kids use Animoji.



Add the following to your Podfile

pod 'Illuminotchi', '~> 0.0.1'


Add the following to your Cartfile

github "jhurray/Illuminotchi" ~> 0.0.1

Add to project Manually

Clone the repo and manually add Illuminotchi.swift to your project.

Contact Info && Contributing

Feel free to email me at [email protected] or hit me up on the twitterverse. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this, or see examples where this has been used.

MIT License

Latest podspec

    "name": "Illuminotchi",
    "version": "0.0.2",
    "license": {
        "type": "MIT"
    "homepage": "",
    "authors": {
        "Jeff Hurray": "[email protected]"
    "summary": "Theyre Watching",
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "0.0.2"
    "source_files": "Illuminotchi/**",
    "social_media_url": "",
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "11.0"
    "requires_arc": true,
    "pod_target_xcconfig": {
        "SWIFT_VERSION": "4.0"

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