Easily add Unsplash search into your iOS apps
Two months ago, we shared our first open source component for iOS. As I explained then, our strategy for open source on mobile is to offer native UI components that can be easily integrated, rather than a standard API wrapper.
This new component allows applications to easily search and download photos from the Unsplash library. With just a few lines of code, applications can offer beautiful, high-quality photos to their users, opening up entirely new mobile use cases.
- Let’s say you’re a blogging platform that want to allow its users to insert photos from Unsplash into their blog posts, this component will make your life easy. (Medium 😉)
- Or you could be a project management tool that offers its users to change the background for their projects. (Trello 😉)
- Oh! You’re a service that helps people build their website, how about offering them to use high-quality photos from Unsplash on their homepage? (Squarespace 😉)
- Or maybe you’re an app that specializes in making presentations, and want your users to insert beautiful photography to their amazing decks? We have you covered. (Apple 😉)
Before you can use it, you need to get Unsplash API access and secret keys. Visit our Unsplash API page to register as a developer for more information.
UnsplashPhotoPicker is a subclass of
UIViewController and is configured very easily:
To retrieve the selected photo, you implement the
You can find the project on Github: https://github.com/unsplash/unsplash-photopicker-ios
If you have any feedback or question, don’t hesitate to send an email at email@example.com.
And let us know if you use it in a project. Android equivalent coming soon.