Real-time Swift iOS Chat with Firebase, inspired by Messenger
You get the full Swift codebase, running in Xcode.
The iOS project is already integrated with Firebase, to save you a few days of work and headache.
The iOS source code contains the implementation for the entire UI.
You get access to our open-source Github project.
Step-by-step documentation that covers everything you need to get started.
Use this project without license restrictions.
Learn how to build a chat app with Firebase and MessageKit! Download our free Swift iOS chat template, which has full integration with Firebase Cloud Firestore. Inspired by Facebook Messenger app, this Swift source code will help you integrate a chat into your iOS app extremely quickly, with only a few lines of code. Our extensive documentation will help you get started right away. Build a simple chat application in iOS in minutes, by leveraging our open-source iOS Chat app source code.
Download our free chat app template and make it your own, by skinning the user interface as you want. Follow our detailed Messenger Clone app tutorial on how to make further customizations.
Most iOS apps need a social chat feature built in their user interface. If you're building a social network or functionality that requires chatting (such as customer service, for instance), skip the overhead of implementing everything from scratch and just reuse our free Swift chat implementation. By using Google’s Firebase Cloud Firestore to store and retrieve all the messages, you’re also saving a lot of work that needs to be done on your own servers. An insane amount of work! Plus, it comes with bulletproof security, provided by Google itself. Huge shout out to MessageKit contributors, who made this easier for us!
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I'm really impressed by how well organized the code is. It's relatively easy to add new components and stuff. I'm a newcomer with React Native and it was easy to understand the code. The integration with Firebase is amazing, the app works really fast.
Overall, it's remarkable. The code is amazingly clean and well-written -- super elegant. I learned about a lot of performance optimizations that I was not familiar with, such as video compression, memoization, and disk caching. The app is crazy fast!
Founder & CTO
"I did mobile development at Twitter (4 years), and Facebook (3 years). My code impacted literally billions of users. If you are using Twitter or Instagram for iOS, you are running my code."
"I'm a fullstack software developer. In my previous job, I was a developer at Uber, in San Francisco, where I spent 4 years in the marketplace team. At Instamobile, I'm focused on the backend side."
"I have over 5 years of experience doing cross-platform mobile app development in React & React Native. I also have a fair amount of experience with native Swift."
"I worked as a software engineer doing mobile development for over 6 years now. I'm mostly specialized on the Android platform, doing native Kotlin and Flutter."
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