Fall 2023 | Vin Bui

What is Alamofire?

Alamofire is an HTTP(S) networking library written in Swift. It is built on top of URLSession, but is a lot simpler to use. Common use cases include:

  • Fetching a JSON from an API

  • Post some data to an endpoint

  • Download an image from a URL

  • Authentication with a REST API

Installing Alamofire

A3 and A4 starter code should already contain Alamofire via Swift Package Manager. Alternatively, we can install Alamofire with CocoaPods:

Simply add the line pod 'Alamofire' to our Podfile like so:

# Uncomment the next line to define a global platform for our project
# platform :ios, '9.0'

target 'MyApp' do

  # Pods for MyApp

  pod 'Alamofire'

Note that your Podfile will look different depending on the name of your project. In this case, my project is called “MyApp”. Also, make sure to open the Xcode workspace and not the project.

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