iOS SDKs enable developers to build apps for Apple devices. QuickBlox iOS SDK provides a powerful toolkit for adding live chat, instant messaging, video calling, video conferencing and other communication features to native apps built for the iOS platform. Because our real‑time communication features are pre‑built and available in both preferred programming languages (Objective‑C and Swift), you save time and resources when you build with our ready‑to‑use iOS Video and Chat SDK.
Our video and chat SDK for iOS is easy‑to‑use with clear and comprehensive documentation and code samples which means quicker development time.
Available in both main programming languages — Objective‑C and Swift — makes our SDK suitable for all iOS developers in the Apple ecosystem.
Our feature‑rich iOS SDK can be configured to meet a variety of use cases. Configure chat for 1‑on‑1, private group, and public group chat. Build live chat experience with live chat iOS SDK. Or build powerful HD video calling solutions with our iOS video chat SDK.
QuickBlox iOS SDK is a complete and powerful software package ready to install today. Sign up for a QuickBlox account and trial our free video and free chat SDK for iOS for yourself.
When you build with the QuickBlox iOS SDK you are not limited to a single communication channel or minimalistic functionality. Our iOS Video and Chat SDK is packed with communication features so that you can build the exact user experience that you want.
Our iOS SDK include the following modules to help you build a modern fully‑functional app.
Authenticate your users with Quickblox authentication methods, or your own
Manage user accounts including user profiles and passwords and more
Use our iOS Chat SDK module to enable instant messaging with a variety of stunning features on your iOS app
Add peer‑to‑peer voice and video calls with a range of functions with our iOS Video Chat SDK module
Integrate audio & video conferencing to your iOS app to ensure users stay connected wherever they are
Send push notifications to iOS (via Apple Push Notification Services) and to Android (via Firebase Cloud Messaging) devices
With this module, create data schemas and store, update, & delete your data entities with QuickBlox key‑value storage
The content module allows you to store rich chat attachments, app content, and files without having to republish them
Enable you app users to retrieve, sync, and store contacts from their mobile device address book to their in‑app contact list
It’s easy to add stunning communication features to any iOS app with our ready‑to‑use iOS SDK.
Before using our SDK you’ll need to initialize it with QuickBlox application credentials. You can copy & paste them from the dashboard.
Use QuickBlox SDK to create your desired chat experience. You can refer to our sample apps to check out integration best practices.
We want to make our developer experience as smooth as possible, that’s why we provide a series of iOS code samples that work with the QuickBlox platform. These are stored in our GitHub repository along with helpful guides.
Set up a free QuickBlox account, select the sample code you want, and go!iOS Sample Apps
Our Quick Start guide is designed to help you get started on a new application with easy‑to‑follow steps. Consult our official documentation which provides clear instructions on how to use our software to build stunning applications.
We strive to build easy‑to‑use developer‑friendly SDKs that can be effortlessly integrated into your app to produce stunning real‑time communication features.
We depend on developer feedback to constantly improve our product and documentation.
Real time communication is any online interaction and exchange of information between users with little to no latency. Real time communication examples offered by QuickBlox include live chat, instant messaging, peer-to-peer audio & video calls, video conferencing, and video streaming.
Yes. Our SDKs and API allow you to configure three types of chat including 1-on-1, private group chat, and public group chat.
QuickBlox video chat and conferencing is built on real time communication with WebRTC. To enable video communication functionality you would need to use one of our SDKs which is built on top of our APIs.
Our Chat API comprises several APIs, application programming interfaces, that send requests from your app to our backend server as well as other cloud based communication services (e.g. there is an API to send push messages via the Apple Push Notification Service). Furthermore our Chat API is built on essential real time communication protocol XMPP, which enables real time chat messaging.