Latest 0.0.1
License MIT
Platforms ios 7.0, requires ARC

Build Status
CocoaPods Compatible
Carthage compatible


A better implementation for service-oriented app delegate.

  • More loosely coupled

    Using MLSOAppDelegate, you can implement remote push-notifications in another class separately without any other modification.

  • More cleaner

    MLSOAppDelegate forwards all <UIApplicationDelegate> calls to the registed service objects at runtime. It does not implement any <UIApplicationDelegate> methods actually. So, you DO NOT need to add "remote-notification" to the list of
    your supported UIBackgroundModes in your Info.plist, if you did not implemented -[<UIApplicationDelegate> application:didReceiveRemoteNotification:fetchCompletionHandler:].




To integrate MLSOAppDelegate into your Xcode project using CocoaPods, specify it in your Podfile:

source ''
platform :ios, '7.0'

target 'TargetName' do
pod 'MLSOAppDelegate', '~> 0.0.1'

Then, run the following command:

$ pod install


Carthage is a decentralized dependency manager that builds your dependencies and provides you with binary frameworks.

To integrate MLSOAppDelegate into your Xcode project using Carthage, specify it in your Carfile:

github "alexsun/MLSOAppDelegate" ~> 0.0.1 

Run carthage to build the framework and drag the built MLSOAppDelegate.framework into your Xcode project.


If you prefer not to use either of the above mentioned dependency managers, you can integrate SOAppDelegate into your project manually by adding the files contained in the Source folder to your project.


Integrate MLSOAppDelegate

Let’s start with an empty project.

  1. Create an empty project with Xcode;

  2. Install MLSOAppDelegate;

  3. Remove AppDelegate.h and AppDelegate.m files.

  4. Open main.m, replace AppDelegate with MLSOAppDelegate:

    #import <MLSOAppDelegate/MLSOAppDelegate.h>
    int main(int argc, char * argv[]) {
        @autoreleasepool {
            return UIApplicationMain(argc, argv, nil, NSStringFromClass([MLSOAppDelegate class]));

Now, your application can run with MLSOAppDelegate. It’s ready to implement services.


What is a service?

Every business that depends on is a service. Such as remote notification, local notification, facebook authentication, qq authentication, handle open url, data protection, state restoration, user activity continuation, etc.

Implement Services

The following code is an implementation for the remote notification service.

#import "MLSOAppDelegate.h"

// adopt MLAppService protocol
@interface NotificationService : NSObject <MLAppService>

@implementation NotificationService

// register the service

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions {
    if (launchOptions[UIApplicationLaunchOptionsRemoteNotificationKey]) {
        NSLog(@"App was launched by remote notification.");
    } else if (launchOptions[UIApplicationLaunchOptionsLocalNotificationKey]) {
        NSLog(@"App was launched by local notification.");
    [self registerUserNotifications];
    return YES;

- (void)registerUserNotifications {
    UIUserNotificationType types = (UIUserNotificationTypeBadge|
    UIUserNotificationSettings *settings = [UIUserNotificationSettings settingsForTypes:types categories:nil];
    [[UIApplication sharedApplication] registerUserNotificationSettings:settings];
- (void)application:(UIApplication *)application didRegisterForRemoteNotificationsWithDeviceToken:(NSData *)deviceToken {
    NSLog(@"%@ %@", NSStringFromSelector(_cmd), deviceToken);
    // upload the deviceToken to your servers
- (void)application:(UIApplication *)application didFailToRegisterForRemoteNotificationsWithError:(NSError *)error {
    NSLog(@"%@ %@", NSStringFromSelector(_cmd), error);
- (void)application:(UIApplication *)application didRegisterUserNotificationSettings:(UIUserNotificationSettings *)notificationSettings {
    NSLog(@"%@ %@", NSStringFromSelector(_cmd), notificationSettings);
    [application registerForRemoteNotifications];
- (void)application:(UIApplication *)application didReceiveRemoteNotification:(NSDictionary *)userInfo {
    NSLog(@"%@ %@", NSStringFromSelector(_cmd), userInfo);


Inherit MLSOAppDelegate class

You may want to create subclass of MLSOAppDelegate. There is a precaution. If you implement any UIApplicationDelegate method, DO NOT forget to call the super to ensure all the service implementation get called.

@interface AppDelegate : MLSOAppDelegate

@implementation AppDelegate

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions {
    // Override point for customization after application launch.

    // This file is NOT neccessary. You can use MLSOAppDelegate directly, without any subclasses.│
    // Do something before all other app services
    // ...

    // MLSOAppDelegate (the super) does not implement -application:didFinishLaunchingWithOptions: actually.
    // It forwards the message to all registered services.
    // You MUST call super to ensure all registered service implementation get called.
    if ([super respondsToSelector:@selector(application:didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:)]) {
        [super application:application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:launchOptions];
    return YES;


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

Latest podspec

    "name": "MLSOAppDelegate",
    "version": "0.0.1",
    "summary": "Service-Oriented AppDelegate.",
    "homepage": "",
    "license": "MIT",
    "authors": "alexsun",
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "0.0.1"
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "7.0"
    "requires_arc": true,
    "source_files": "Source/*"

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