In this course, we'll teach you to build a full-function iOS messaging app using the JSQMessagesViewController library. The app will be written in Swift programming language with the new Firebase backend. We focus on helping you to write clean and extensible code so that you can build your own chat apps with various database and backend services, or integrate the chat functionality into your own apps.
JSQMessagesViewController is a open-source iOS messaging library that becomes increasingly popular recently. It offers ready-to-use messaging features which can be easily integrated into your apps. You'll learn to use JSQMessagesViewController to build complete chat apps that allow users to send media messages such as photos and videos with thumbnails.
Firebase is a mobile-backend-as-a-service that provides several
features for building powerful mobile apps. Firebase has three core
services: a realtime database, user authentication and hosting. With the
Firebase iOS SDK, you can use these services to build powerful apps without writing a single line of server code.
Firebase offers unlimited possibilities to sync your apps data to the cloud for storing and protection. When a Firebase database updates, all connected users receive updates in realtime automatically . With Firebase, power is in your hands - without learning other languages or frameworks.
We are coding geeks from the elite Johns Hopkins University, which ranks 11th on the 2017 U.S. News & World Report list of the Best Global Universities Rankings. We know how to teach you to code.