Our Swift client is supported on iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS, and is usable from both Swift and Objective-C.
- add a dependency on
pod 'AlgoliaSearch-Client-Swift', '~> 4.0'to your
github "algolia/algoliasearch-client-swift"to your
import AlgoliaSearchto your source files
<Welcome Objective-C developers>
In July 2015, we released a new version of our Swift client, able to work with Swift and Objective-C. As of version 3 (April 2016), Swift has become the reference implementation for both Swift and Objective-C projects. The Objective-C API Client is no longer under active development. It is still supported for bug fixes, but will not receive new features.
If you were using our Objective-C client, read the migration guide from Objective-C.
</Welcome Objective-C developers>
If you were using version 2.x of our Swift client, read the migration guide to version 3.x.
To begin, you will need to initialize the client. In order to do this you will need your Application ID and API Key. You can find both on your Algolia account.
let client = Client(appID: "YourApplicationID", apiKey: "YourAPIKey") let index = client.index(withName: "your_index_name")
You need to replace
your_index_name by the name of the index you want to use. If you want to target an existing index you can find the name from the dashboard. If the index does not exist you can choose any name and it will be created when you perform an add objects or a set settings operation.
If an api key is displayed in the previous snippet it is your ADMIN API Key. To maintain security, never use your ADMIN API Key on your frontend or share it with anyone. In your frontend, use the SEARCH ONLY API Key or any other key that has search only rights.
If you are building a native app on mobile, be sure to not include the search API key directly in the source code. You should instead consider fetching the key from your servers during the app’s startup.
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