Matrix.org iOS SDK
Matrix.org's iOS SDK
This open-source library allows you to build iOS apps compatible with Matrix (http://www.matrix.org), an open standard for interoperable Instant Messaging and VoIP.
This SDK implements an interface to communicate with the Matrix Client/Server API which is defined at http://matrix.org/docs/api/client-server/.
The SDK uses CocoaPods (http://cocoapods.org/) as library dependency manager. In order to set this up:
sudo gem install cocoapods pod setup
The best way to add the last release of the Matrix SDK to your application project is to add the MatrixSDK dependency to your Podfile:
Obj-C: pod 'MatrixSDK'
Swift: pod 'SwiftMatrixSDK'
If you want to use the develop version of the SDK, use instead:
Obj-C pod: 'MatrixSDK', :git => 'https://github.com/matrix-org/matrix-ios-sdk.git', :branch => 'develop'
Swift pod: 'SwiftMatrixSDK', :git => 'https://github.com/matrix-org/matrix-ios-sdk.git', :branch => 'develop'
If you want to enable VoIP using the http://webrtc.org VoIP stack, add the following pod to you app Podfile:
As a quick overview, there are the classes to know to use the SDK.
: Exposes the Matrix Client-Server API as specified by the Matrix standard to make requests to a homeserver.
These classes are higher level tools to handle responses from a homeserver. They contain logic to maintain consistent chat room data.
: This class handles all data arriving from the homeserver. It uses a MXRestClient instance to fetch data from the homeserver, forwarding it to MXRoom, MXRoomState, MXRoomMember and MXUser objects.
: This class provides methods to get room data and to interact with the room (join, leave...).
: This is the state of room at a certain point in time: its name, topic, visibility (public/private), members, etc.
: Represents a member of a room.
: This is a user known by the current user, outside of the context of a room. MXSession exposes and maintains the list of MXUsers. It provides the user id, displayname and the current presence state
The sample app (https://github.com/matrix-org/matrix-ios-console) demonstrates how to build a chat app on top of Matrix. You can refer to it, play with it, hack it to understand the full integration of the Matrix SDK. This section comes back to the basics with sample codes for basic use cases.
One file to import: