This framework is pure Swift 5 and is available via Swift Package Manager. It contains several major components:
URDecoder, A codec for URs that supports single-part and multi-part transmission using fountain codes.
FountainDecoder: A general codec for binary strings based on Luby Transform code.
Bytewords: A codec for Bytewords.
If you are using this framework at it's highest level, the main types of interest will be
The CBOR codec is provided because the message of a compliant UR must be encoded in CBOR, and multi-part URs embed fragment data in a CBOR structure containing metadata needed by the decoder. For your own UR structures, you can use a different CBOR codec as long as the message encoded is well-formed CBOR.
The other layers may be used independently if desired.
There is also an iOS app, URDemo, that demonstrates URKit by sending and receiving long binary messages via animated QR codes containing multi-part URs.
URKit is currently under active development and in the late alpha testing phase. It should not be used for production tasks until it has had further testing and auditing.
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gpg --recv-keys "<fingerprint>" Ensure that you put quotes around fingerprints that contain spaces.