Programming language: Swift
License: MIT License
Tags: Network    
Latest version: v0.5.1

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To run the example project, clone the repo, and run pod install from the Example directory first.


  • iOS 8.0+ / macOS 10.10+ / tvOS 9.0+ / watchOS 2.0+
  • Xcode 8.0+
  • Swift 4.0+



CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Cocoa projects. You can install it with the following command:

$ gem install cocoapods

CocoaPods 1.1+ is required to build StorageManager.

To integrate StorageManager into your Xcode project using CocoaPods, specify it in your Podfile:

source 'https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs.git'
platform :ios, '9.0'

target '<Your Target Name>' do
    pod 'Dots'

Then, run the following command:

$ pod install


Carthage is a decentralized dependency manager that builds your dependencies and provides you with binary frameworks.

You can install Carthage with Homebrew using the following command:

$ brew update
$ brew install carthage

To integrate StorageManager into your Xcode project using Carthage, specify it in your Cartfile:

github "iAmrSalman/Dots" ~> 0.5.0

Run carthage update to build the framework and drag the built Dots.framework into your Xcode project.

Swift Package Manager

The Swift Package Manager is a tool for automating the distribution of Swift code and is integrated into the swift compiler. It is in early development, but StorageManager does support its use on supported platforms.

Once you have your Swift package set up, adding StorageManager as a dependency is as easy as adding it to the dependencies value of your Package.swift.

dependencies: [
    .package(url: "https://github.com/iAmrSalman/Dots.git", from: "0.5.0")


Making a Request

import Dots

Dots.defualt.request("<URL>") { (dot: Dot) in

  print(dot.response) // HTTP URL response
  print(dot.data)     // server data
  print(dot.error)    // Errors from request processing
  print(dot.json)     // JSON dictionary [String: Any]


HTTP Methods

The HTTPMethod enumeration lists the HTTP methods:

public enum HTTPMethod: String {
  case options = "OPTIONS"
  case get     = "GET"
  case head    = "HEAD"
  case post    = "POST"
  case put     = "PUT"
  case patch   = "PATCH"
  case delete  = "DELETE"
  case trace   = "TRACE"
  case connect = "CONNECT"

These values can be passed as the method argument to the request Function:

Dots.defualt.request("<URL>") // method defaults to `.get`
Dots.defualt.request("<URL>", method: .post)
Dots.defualt.request("<URL>", method: .put)
Dots.defualt.request("<URL>", method: .delete)

The request method parameter defaults to .get.

Parameter Encoding

GET Request With URL-Encoded Parameters
let parameters: Parameters = ["foo": "bar"]

Dots.defualt.request("<URL>", parameters: parameters) // defaults url encoding
Dots.defualt.request("<URL>", parameters: parameters, encoding: .url)

// <URL>?foo=bar
POST Request With URL-Encoded Parameters
let parameters: Parameters = [
  "foo": "bar",
  "baz": ["a", 1],
  "qux": [
    "x": 1,
    "y": 2,
    "z": 3

Dots.defualt.request("<URL>", method: .post, parameters: parameters) // defaults url encoding
Dots.defualt.request("<URL>", method: .post, parameters: parameters, encoding: .url)

//httpHeader: Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=utf-8

// HTTP body: foo=bar&baz[]=a&baz[]=1&qux[x]=1&qux[y]=2&qux[z]=3

POST Request With JSON-Encoded Parameters
let parameters: Parameters = [
  "foo": [1,2,3],
  "bar": [
    "baz": "qux"

Dots.defualt.request("<URL>", method: .post, parameters: parameters, encoding: .json)

//HTTP header: Content-Type: application/json

// HTTP body: {"foo": [1, 2, 3], "bar": {"baz": "qux"}}

HTTP Headers

Adding a custom HTTP header to a Request is supported directly in the global request method. This makes it easy to attach HTTP headers to a Request.

let headers: HTTPHeaders = [
  "Authorization": "Basic QWxhZGRpbjpvcGVuIHNlc2FtZQ==",
  "Accept": "application/json"

Dots.defualt.request("<URL>", headers: headers)


Choosing between Asynchronous and Synchronous is supported

Dots.defualt.request("<URL>", concurrency: .async) // concurrency defaults to `.async`
Dots.defualt.request("<URL>", concurrency: .sync)

Maximum concurrent requests

Customizing Maximum concurrent requests executing simultaneously is supported.

The defualt is checking if device is on cellular connection, maximum concurrent requests is restricted to 2, while Wi-Fi is executing up to 6 simultaneous requests.

let customDots = Dots(maxConcurrentOperation: <Int>)


imageView.setImage(withURL: "<URL>")


Amr Salman, [email protected]


Dots is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Dots README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.