Initialize the Swift API client
Before you can interact with Algolia’s APIs, for example, to index your data or search your indices, you need to authenticate with Algolia with your Application ID and API key by initializing a client. You can find both in your Algolia account.
If you’re building native apps for mobile devices, don’t include the API key directly in your source code. Because mobile apps aren’t updated as frequently, create API keys on your server and fetch them when the app starts.
Initialize the search client
The search client lets you manage your indices, add data to your indices, and search your indices.
1 2 3 4 import AlgoliaSearchClient let client = SearchClient(appID: "YourApplicationID", apiKey: "YourWriteAPIKey") let index = client.index(withName: "your_index_name")
your_index_name with the name of the index you want to use.
You can find your existing indices in the Algolia dashboard,
or by using the
If the index doesn’t exist, a new, empty index is created locally.
It’s created on Algolia’s servers only if you add records to the index.
Don’t use any sensitive or personally identifiable information as your index name, including usernames, IDs, or email addresses. Index names are publicly shared.
Operations, that are scoped to your Algolia application via the
Operations scoped to an
The Recommend, Personalization, Insights, and A/B testing APIs come with their own clients.