Platformsios 7.0, requires ARC
DependenciesHexColors, PPTopMostController

Twitter: @donileo


Welcome to RMessage! RMessage is a reworking of the original TSMessages library developed by Felix Krause (@KrauseFx). It modernizes/refactors a lot of the old code to be a lot cleaner, simpler to understand and more Objective-C idiomatic. Here are some of the changes:

  • Uses Autolayout instead of error prone spring/struts frame setting :).
  • Various bugs have been fixed with regards to positioning of the notification view – For example: The view sizes itself properly under the status bar now allowing the status bar to show.
  • Lots of Code Cleanup:
    • Code base much cleaner and easier to understand by removing confusing patterns and duplication.
    • Methods have been kept down to small LOC though with room for improvement.
  • Allows the adding of custom designs without having to subclass the class by just adding new json "theme’s" inside a custom design file of your choosing – Custom designs are additive so you still have access to the default designs as well.
  • Various new customization options have also been added such as the ability to change:
    • The opacity of individual notification messages via the "alpha" key in your custom Designs.
    • Title and Subtitle labels no longer need to have the same shadows applied.
  • Custom Design icon image no longer needs to be a fixed size. Notification sizes itself accordingly.
  • No need to worry about missing a key in your design file. If not specified the default design takes over.
  • Replaced old blur code which was broken when iOS7 was introduced.
  • Better default view controller detection with use of PPTopMostController. TSMessages would assume the window root view controller would be the default view controller. This could cause issues with showing in modals for example.
  • Removed the forcing of a specific design – TSMessages forced an iOS7 design or iOS6. Here there is no distinction – though the library is styled for iOS7 by default.
  • Much more im sure :).


The notification moves from the top of the screen underneath the navigation bar and stays there for a few seconds, depending on the length of the displayed text. To dismiss a notification before the time runs out, the user can swipe it to the top or just tap it.

There are 4 different types already set up for you: Success, Error, Warning, Normal (take a look at the screenshots)

It is very easy to add new notification types with a different design.

  1. Add the new type to the messageType enum.
  2. Create a new configuration file and add it to RMessage by calling [RMessage addDesignsFromFileWithName:inBundle:]
  3. Present the notification with your custom design by calling any of the class methods on RMessageView with the type as RMessageTypeCustom and the CustomTypeString equal to the key corresponding to your theme in the configuration file.

Take a look at the Example project to see how to use this library. Make sure to open the workspace, not the project file, since the Example project uses cocoapods.

Get in contact with the developer on Twitter: donileo (Adonis Peralta)


From CocoaPods

RMessage is available through CocoaPods. To install
it, simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod "RMessage"


Copy the source files RMessageView and RMessage into your project. Also copy the RMessageDefaultDesign.json.


To show notifications use the following code:

    [RMessage showNotificationWithTitle:@"Your Title"
                                subtitle:@"A description"

    // Add an icon image inside the message, appears on the left
    [RMessage showNotificationInViewController:self
                                          title:@"Update available"
                                       subtitle:@"Please update the app"
                                     NSLog(@"User tapped the button");

    // Use a custom design file must be a json file though no need to include the json extension in the argument
    [RMessage addDesignsFromFileWithName:@"AlternativeDesigns" inBundle:[NSBundle mainBundle]]; // has an @"alternate-error" key specified with custom design properties
    [RMessage showNotificationWithTitle:@"Your Title"
                                subtitle:@"A description"

You can define a default view controller in which the notifications should be displayed:

   [RMessage setDefaultViewController:myNavController];

You can customize a message view, right before it’s displayed, like setting an alpha value, or adding a custom subview

   [RMessage setDelegate:self];


   - (void)customizeMessageView:(RMessageView *)messageView
      messageView.alpha = 0.4;
      [messageView addSubview:...];

You can customize message view elements using UIAppearance

#import "RMessageView.h"
@implementation AppDelegate

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions
  //If you want you can override some properties using UIAppearance
  [[RMessageView appearance] setTitleFont:[UIFont boldSystemFontOfSize:6]];
  [[RMessageView appearance] setTitleTextColor:[UIColor redColor]];
  [[RMessageView appearance] setSubtitleFont:[UIFont boldSystemFontOfSize:10]];
  [[RMessageView appearance] setSubtitleTextColor:[UIColor greenColor]];
  [[RMessageView appearance] setErrorIcon:[UIImage imageNamed:@"NotificationButtonBackground"]];
  [[RMessageView appearance] setSuccessIcon:[UIImage imageNamed:@"NotificationButtonBackground"]];
  [[RMessageView appearance] setMessageIcon:[UIImage imageNamed:@"NotificationButtonBackground"]];
  [[RMessageView appearance] setWarningIcon:[UIImage imageNamed:@"NotificationButtonBackground"]];
  //End of override

  return YES;

Custom Design File Properties

For a list/description of custom design file properties see:

For version compatibility of custom design file properties see:


Design Examples






RMessage is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more information.

Recent Changes

Can be found in the releases section of this repo.

Latest podspec

    "name": "RMessage",
    "version": "2.3.1",
    "summary": "Easy to use and customizable messages/notifications for iOS",
    "description": "This framework provides an easy to use class to show little notification views on the top of the screen.nThe notification moves from the top of the screen underneath the navigation bar and stays there for a few seconds, depending on the length of the displayed text. To dismiss a notification before the time runs out, the user can swipe it to the top or just tap it.nThere are 4 different types already set up for you: Success, Error, Warning, Message, Custom.",
    "homepage": "",
    "license": "MIT",
    "authors": {
        "Adonis Peralta": "[email protected]"
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "2.3.1"
    "social_media_url": "",
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "7.0"
    "requires_arc": true,
    "source_files": "RMessage/**/*.{h,m}",
    "resources": [
    "public_header_files": "RMessage/*.h",
    "dependencies": {
        "HexColors": [
            "~> 4.0"
        "PPTopMostController": []

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