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Kinvey iOS SDK

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The Kinvey iOS SDK is a package that can be used to develop iOS applications on the Kinvey platform. Refer to the Kinvey DevCenter for documentation on using Kinvey.

In the version 3 of the library, all new code is written in Swift and any application using v3 must also use Swift to access the API.

While we transition from Objective C to the latest Swift versions, we will use the following branching scheme. Please, pick the right version of our library depending of which langugage / version you are using:

| Language / Version | Kinvey SDK Version | Development Branch | | ------------------ | ------------------ | --------------- | | Swift 3 and Swift 4 | 3.3.0 and above | master | | Swift 2.3 | 3.2.x | 3.2 | | Objective-C | 1.x | 1.x |

Note:

  • The master branch represents the latest release of the SDK. See the CONTRIBUTING guidelines for details on submitting code.
  • On version 1.x, use the KinveyKit workspace. On all other versions, use the Kinvey workspace.

Building

You will need Carthage, Jazzy and Xcode command line tools installed to be able to build the SDK.

  • carthage build: build the dependencies frameworks using Carthage
  • make: runs a script that compile and generate the documentation files using Jazzy

Testing

Use Xcode to run the unit tests.

  • Open the file Kinvey.xcworkspace in Xcode
  • Select the Kinvey scheme
  • Select the menu item Product -> Test or press Command+U

Or run the command line:

make test

Important Note: adding the environment variables KINVEY_APP_KEY, KINVEY_APP_SECRET and KINVEY_MIC_APP_KEY will allow you to run the tests against a real Kinvey environment.

Releasing

We use GitFlow workflow for better management.

The workflow for releasing a new version of the SDK is as follows:

  1. Merge all waiting pull requests / feature branches on the develop branch.
  2. Bump the version running make set-version on the develop branch.
  3. Checkout the master branch and merge the develop branch.
  4. Tag the version with git.
  5. Push all changes.
  6. Upload the zip file containing all the binary files for Amazon AWS.
  7. Run make deploy-cocoapods in order to publish the new release for CocoaPods
  8. Publish release notes, API Reference Docs, and the Download section in the DevCenter repo.
  9. Push all changes to deploy.
  10. Send the email with the release notes for the Customer Service and Development team

Version Management

Updating the sdk version should follow Semantic Version 2.0.0:

  • Major (x.0.0): when making an incompatible API changes.
  • Minor (3.x.0): when adding functionality in a backwards-compatible manner.
  • Patch (3.0.x): when making backwards-compatible bug fixes or enhancements.

License

See LICENSE for details.

Contributing

See CONTRIBUTING.md for details on reporting bugs and making contributions.

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Releases

3.12.0 - Jan 12, 2018

Improvements

  • Make the page size adjustable for auto pagination. (#259)
  • Removing warnings for Swift 4 and above. (#256)

Bugfixes

  • Find by ID must return Error.entityNotFound error when no entity was found. (#257)

Deprecated

  • None

Breaking Changes

  • None

3.11.0 - Nov 21, 2017

Improvements

  • Upgrade dependencies to Realm 3.x, ObjectMapper 3.x and XCGLogger 6.x.

Bugfixes

  • User.socialIdentity was not being persisted. (#255)

Deprecated

  • None

Breaking Changes

  • None

3.10.1 - Nov 8, 2017

Improvements

  • None

Bugfixes

  • Binary compatibility for Xcode 9.1 / Swift 4.0.2

Deprecated

  • None

Breaking Changes

  • None

3.10.0 - Oct 25, 2017

Improvements

  • New enum ValidationStrategy added, which allow users to define a strategy to validate results upfront. There's 3 options available: .all, .randomSample(percentage:) and .custom(validationBlock: (Array<Dictionary<String, Any>>) -> Swift.Error?). Please see Reference Docs for more details. (#248)
let dataStore = DataStore<Person>.collection(.network, validationStrategy: .all)

Bugfixes

  • None

Deprecated

  • None

Breaking Changes

  • None

3.9.1 - Oct 25, 2017

Improvements

  • None

Bugfixes

  • Transforms were being ignored when saving objects that requires transformations, such as Date objects for example (#250)

Deprecated

  • None

Breaking Changes

  • None