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A simple REST layer, written in Swift built on top of URLSession
.package(url: "https://github.com/graemer957/SimpleRESTLayer.git", from: "v0.7.3")

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A simple REST layer, written in Swift built on top of URLSession. Thanks to the new JSON Encoder/Decoder and Codable in Swift 4 is extremely lightweight and easy to use.


  • ☑ Supports Codable models
  • ☑ JSON / URL Encoding
  • ☑ Custom HTTP Headers
  • ☑ Complete working example


SimpleRESTLayer should be simple to use and have a self explanatory API.

struct IP: Codable {
    let address: String
    enum CodingKeys: String, CodingKey {
        case address = "origin"

import SimpleRESTLayer
let client = RESTClient()

let request = Request.with("https://httpbin.org/ip")
client.execute(request) { (result: Result<IP>) in
    do {
        let (response, ip) = try result.unwrap()
        print("Response was \(response) and your IP address is \(ip.address)")
    } catch {
        print("Error: \(error)")



  • Swift 4.0+ / Xcode 9.0+
  • iOS 10.0+ / macOS 10.12+ / tvOS 10.0+ / watchOS 3.0+
  • Ubuntu 14.04 / Ubuntu 16.04 / Ubuntu 16.10


Swift Package Manager

In your Packages.swift add:

.package(url: "https://gitlab.com/optimisedlabs/simplerestlayer.git", .from: "0.7.0")

NOTE: .upToNextMinor(from: "0.7.0") might be better whilst the API stablises.

Dynamic Framework

Download release zip and add to your Xcode project as an embedded framework. The framework contains slices for armv7 and arm64 (see ARCHS_STANDARD). These are always built using the latest version of Xcode / Swift and macOS.


Copy the Swift files from SimpleRESTLayer into your project.


  • ☑ Add support for fastlane
  • ☐ Add unit tests
  • ☐ Add code coverage with codecov.io
  • ☑ Add SwiftLint
  • ☑ Add support for Carthage
  • ☐ Add support for CocoaPods
  • ☑ Add codebeat.co
  • ☑ Add support for Swift Package Manager

Acknowledgements and thanks

The ideas and inspiration for this framework have been sourced from a number of different sources over the years. Whilst this is by no means an exhaustive list, I would like to thank:

  • Apple, standing on the shoulders of giants...
  • Cocoa with Love blog for various great articles and ideas over the years, not least of all the Result type
  • codebeat for plenty of suggestions on where to focus to improve code quality
  • More to come...


SimpleRESTLayer is released under the Apache 2.0 license. See LICENSE for details.


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Release Notes

2 years ago

Built using Xcode v10.0 with Swift v4.2

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