Latest 2.0.0
Homepage https://github.com/hectr/MRLocalNotificationFacade
License MIT
Platforms ios 8.0, requires ARC
Frameworks UIKit
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Overview

MRLocalNotificationFacade is a class that wraps most of the APIs required for dealing with local notifications in iOS:

  • Registration of user notification settings without direct manipulation of UIUserNotificationSettings objects.
- (void)registerForNotificationWithBadges:(BOOL)badgeType alerts:(BOOL)alertType sounds:(BOOL)soundType categories:(NSSet *)categories;
- (BOOL)isBadgeTypeAllowed;
- (BOOL)isSoundTypeAllowed;
- (BOOL)isAlertTypeAllowed;
// etc.
  • Error aware notification scheduling with NSError object that you can inspect or display to the user.
- (BOOL)scheduleNotification:(UILocalNotification *)notification withError:(NSError **)errorPtr;
- (UIAlertController *)buildAlertControlForError:(NSError *)error;
  • App delegate methods handling.
// application:didRegisterUserNotificationSettings:
- (void)handleDidRegisterUserNotificationSettings:(UIUserNotificationSettings *)notificationSettings;
// application:didReceiveLocalNotification:
- (void)handleDidReceiveLocalNotification:(UILocalNotification *)notification;
// application:handleActionWithIdentifier:forLocalNotification:completionHandler: 
- (void)handleActionWithIdentifier:(NSString *)identifier forLocalNotification:(UILocalNotification *)notification completionHandler:(void (^)())completionHandler;
// etc.
  • Display of local notifications when the application is in UIApplicationStateActive state.
- (UIAlertController *)buildAlertControlForNotification:(UILocalNotification *)notification;
- (void)showAlertController:(UIAlertController *)alert;
  • Creation and manipulation of date objects.
- (NSDate *)buildDateWithDay:(NSInteger)day month:(NSInteger)month year:(NSInteger)year hour:(NSInteger)hour minute:(NSInteger)minute second:(NSInteger)second;
- (NSDate *)getGMTFireDateFromNotification:(UILocalNotification *)notification;
// etc.
  • Creation and customization of notifications, categories and actions.
- (UILocalNotification *)buildNotificationWithDate:(NSDate *)fireDate timeZone:(BOOL)timeZone category:(NSString *)category userInfo:(NSDictionary *)userInfo;
- (UILocalNotification *)buildNotificationWithRegion:(CLRegion *)fireRegion triggersOnce:(BOOL)regionTriggersOnce category:(NSString *)category userInfo:(NSDictionary *)userInfo;
- (UIMutableUserNotificationAction *)buildAction:(NSString *)identifier title:(NSString *)title destructive:(BOOL)isDestructive backgroundMode:(BOOL)runsInBackground authentication:(BOOL)authRequired;
- (UIMutableUserNotificationCategory *)buildCategory:(NSString *)identifier minimalActions:(NSArray *)minimalActions defaultActions:(NSArray *)defaultActions;
// etc.

Notification example

Getting started

Installation

CocoaPods

To add MRLocalNotificationFacade to your app, add pod "MRLocalNotificationFacade" to your Podfile.

Manually

Copy the MRLocalNotificationFacade directory into your project.

Usage

You do pretty much the same you would do if you were not using MRLocalNotificationFacade, but using it ;)

Register for notifications

First you invoke MRLocalNotificationFacade handlers from the app delegate methods:

@implementation AppDelegate
- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)options {
    MRLocalNotificationFacade *notificationFacade = MRLocalNotificationFacade.defaultInstance;
    [notificationFacade setContactSuportURLWithEmailAddress:@"[email protected]"];
    UILocalNotification *notification = [notificationFacade getNotificationFromLaunchOptions:options];
    [notificationFacade handleDidReceiveLocalNotification:notification];
    return YES;
}
- (void)application:(UIApplication *)app didReceiveLocalNotification:(UILocalNotification *)notification {
    MRLocalNotificationFacade *notificationFacade = MRLocalNotificationFacade.defaultInstance;
    [notificationFacade handleDidReceiveLocalNotification:notification];
}
- (void)application:(UIApplication *)app didRegisterUserNotificationSettings:(UIUserNotificationSettings *)settings {
    MRLocalNotificationFacade *notificationFacade = MRLocalNotificationFacade.defaultInstance;
    [notificationFacade handleDidRegisterUserNotificationSettings:settings];
}
- (void)application:(UIApplication *)app handleActionWithIdentifier:(NSString *)identifier forLocalNotification:(UILocalNotification *)notification completionHandler:(void (^)())handler {
    MRLocalNotificationFacade *notificationFacade = MRLocalNotificationFacade.defaultInstance;
    [notificationFacade handleActionWithIdentifier:identifier forLocalNotification:notification completionHandler:handler];
}
@end

Then you just register your preferred options for notifying the user at your best convenience:

- (IBAction)registerForNotificationsAction:(id)sender {
    MRLocalNotificationFacade *notificationFacade = MRLocalNotificationFacade.defaultInstance;
    NSSet *categories = ...; // use notificationFacade for creating your action groups
    [notificationFacade registerForNotificationWithBadges:YES alerts:YES sounds:YES categories:categories];
}

Schedule notification

You just proceed to create the notification and schedule it using the several build* and customize* methods available in MRLocalNotificationFacade:

- (void)scheduleNotification:(NSString *)text date:(NSDate *)date category:(NSString *)category {
    MRLocalNotificationFacade *notificationFacade = MRLocalNotificationFacade.defaultInstance;
    UILocalNotification *notification = [notificationFacade buildNotificationWithDate:date
                                                                             timeZone:NO
                                                                             category:category
                                                                             userInfo:nil];
    [notificationFacade customizeNotificationAlert:notification
                                             title:nil
                                              body:text
                                            action:nil
                                       launchImage:nil];
    NSError *error;
    BOOL scheduled = [notificationFacade scheduleNotification:notification
                                                      withError:&error];
    if (error && scheduled) {
        // if the user needs to change settings, the recovery attempter will handle this
        UIAlertController *alert = [notificationFacade buildAlertControlForError:error];
        [notificationFacade showAlertController:alert];
    } else {
        // this is bad, maybe you prefer to do something else...
        UIAlertController *alert = [notificationFacade buildAlertControlForError:error];
        [notificationFacade showAlertController:alert];
    }
}

Check notification validity

Even if you are already handling your app’s local notifications, you can still use MRLocalNotificationFacade for checking your local notification objects validity:

    NSError *error;
    BOOL canSchedule = [notificationFacade canScheduleNotification:notification
                                                      withRecovery:YES
                                                             error:&error];
    if (canSchedule && error) {
        // user needs to change settings or the app has to register notification's category
        UIAlertController *alert = [notificationFacade buildAlertControlForError:error];
        [notificationFacade showAlertController:alert];
    } else if (!canSchedule) {
        // notification is not valid
        NSAssert(NO, @"unhandled error: %@", error);
    }

License

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

Latest podspec

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    "version": "2.0.0",
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    "screenshots": "https://github.com/hectr/MRLocalNotificationFacade/blob/master/notification.jpg?raw=true",
    "license": "MIT",
    "authors": {
        "hectr": "[email protected]"
    },
    "source": {
        "git": "https://github.com/hectr/MRLocalNotificationFacade.git",
        "tag": "2.0.0"
    },
    "social_media_url": "https://twitter.com/hectormarquesra",
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "8.0"
    },
    "requires_arc": true,
    "source_files": "MRLocalNotificationFacade",
    "frameworks": "UIKit"
}

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