Latest 2.1.0
Homepage https://github.com/LeonardoCardoso/SwiftLinkPreview
License MIT
Platforms ios 8.0, osx 10.10, watchos 2.0, tvos 9.0, requires ARC
Authors

Swift Link Preview

Link Previewer for iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS

It makes a preview from an URL, grabbing all the information such as title, relevant texts and images.

Platform
CocoaPods
Carthage Compatible
Swift Package Manager
Build Status

Index


Visual Examples

UTF-8 Extended UTF-8 Gallery
UTF-8 Extended UTF-8 Gallery
Video Websites Images
Video Websites Images

Requirements and Details

  • iOS 8.0+ / macOS 10.11+ / tvOS 9.0+ / watchOS 2.0+
  • Xcode 8.0+
  • Built with Swift 3

Installation

CocoaPods

To use SwiftLinkPreview as a pod package just add the following in your Podfile file.

    source 'https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs.git'
    platform :ios, '9.0'

    target 'Your Target Name' do
        use_frameworks!
        // ...
        pod 'SwiftLinkPreview', '~> 2.1.0'
        // ...
    end

Carthage

To use SwiftLinkPreview as a Carthage module package just add the following in your Cartfile file.

    // ...
    github "LeonardoCardoso/SwiftLinkPreview" ~> 2.1.0
    // ...

Swift Package Manager

To use SwiftLinkPreview as a Swift Package Manager package just add the following in your Package.swift file.

import PackageDescription

let package = Package(
  name: "Your Target Name",
  dependencies: [
    // ...
    .Package(url: "https://github.com/LeonardoCardoso/SwiftLinkPreview.git", "2.1.0")
    // ...
  ]
)

Manually

You just need to drop all contents in Sources folder, but .plist files, into Xcode project (make sure to enable "Copy items if needed" and "Create groups").

Usage

Instatiating

import SwiftLinkPreview

// ...

let slp = SwiftLinkPreview(session: URLSession = URLSession.shared, 
               workQueue: DispatchQueue = SwiftLinkPreview.defaultWorkQueue, 
               responseQueue: DispatchQueue = DispatchQueue.main,
                   cache: Cache = DisabledCache.instance)

Requesting preview

slp.preview("Text containing URL",
        onSuccess: { result in print("(result)") },
        onError: { error in print("(error)")})

result is a dictionary [String: AnyObject] like:

[
   "url": "original URL", // NSURL
   "finalUrl": "final ~unshortened~ URL.", // NSURL
   "canonicalUrl": "canonical URL", // NSURL
   "title": "title", // String
   "description": "page description or relevant text", // String
   "images": ["array of URLs of the images"], // String array
   "image": "main image", // String
   "icon": "favicon" // String
]

Cancelling a request

let cancelablePreview = slp.preview(...,
                    onSuccess: ...,
                    onError: ...)

cancelablePreview.cancel()

Enabling and accessing cache

SLP has a built-in memory cache, so create your object as the following:

let slp = SwiftLinkPreview(cache: InMemoryCache())

To get the cached response:

if let cached = self.slp.cache.slp_getCachedResponse(url: String) {
    // Do whatever with the cached response
} else {
    // Perform preview otherwise
    slp.preview(...)
}

If you want to create your own cache, just implement this protocol and use it on the object initializer.

public protocol Cache {

    func slp_getCachedResponse(url: String) -> SwiftLinkPreview.Response?

    func slp_setCachedResponse(url: String, response: SwiftLinkPreview.Response?)
}

FLOW

flow

Important

You need to set Allow Arbitrary Loads to YES on your project’s Info.plist file.

app security

If you don’t want to use the option above and you are using SwiftLinkPreview for services of your knowledge, you can whitelist them on Info.plist file as well. You can read more about it here, here and here.

app security

Tips

Not all websites will have their info brought, you can treat the info that your implementation gets as you like. But here are two tips about posting a preview:

  • If some info is missing, you can offer the user to enter it. Take for example the description.
  • If more than one image is fetched, you can offer the user the feature of picking one image.

Tests

Feel free to fork this repo and add URLs on SwiftLinkPreviewTests/URLs.swift to test URLs and help improving this lib. The more URLs the better the reliability.

Information and Contact

Developed by @LeonardoCardoso.

Contact me either by Twitter @leocardz or emailing me to [email protected].

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License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2016 Leonardo Cardoso

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all
copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
SOFTWARE.

Latest podspec

{
    "name": "SwiftLinkPreview",
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "8.0",
        "osx": "10.10",
        "watchos": "2.0",
        "tvos": "9.0"
    },
    "summary": "It makes a preview from an url, grabbing all the information such as title, relevant texts and images.",
    "requires_arc": true,
    "version": "2.1.0",
    "license": {
        "type": "MIT",
        "file": "LICENSE"
    },
    "authors": {
        "Leonardo Cardoso": "[email protected]"
    },
    "homepage": "https://github.com/LeonardoCardoso/SwiftLinkPreview",
    "source": {
        "git": "https://github.com/LeonardoCardoso/SwiftLinkPreview.git",
        "tag": "2.1.0"
    },
    "source_files": "Sources/**/*.swift",
    "pushed_with_swift_version": "4.0"
}

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