Kickstarter for iOS. Bring new ideas to life, anywhere.
Welcome to Kickstarter’s open source iOS app! Come on in, take your shoes off, stay a while—explore how Kickstarter’s native squad has built and continues to build the app.
make bootstrapto install tools and dependencies.
make test-allto build and run tests on all platforms.
* To provide a mock version that serves up hard-coded data immediately, set
If you’re just looking for a quick glance at a few things we’re particularly proud of, look no further:
We use Swift Playgrounds for iterative development and styling. Most major screens in the app get a corresponding playground where we can see a wide variety of devices, languages and data in real time. Browse our collection of playgrounds here.
We use view models as a lightweight way to isolate side effects and embrace a functional core. We write these as a pure mapping of input signals to output signals, and test them heavily, including tests for localization, accessibility and event tracking.
While we’re at it, why not share our docs? Check out the native docs we have written so far for more documentation.
We make heavy use of the following projects, and so it can be helpful to be familiar with them:
Prelude: Foundation of types and functions we feel are missing from the Swift standard library.
ReactiveExtensions: A collection of operators we like to add to ReactiveCocoa.
Notices for 3rd party libraries in this repository are contained in
We intend for this project to be an educational resource: we are excited to share our wins, mistakes, and methodology of iOS development as we work in the open. Our primary focus is to continue improving the app for our users in line with our roadmap.
The best way to submit feedback and report bugs is to open a GitHub issue. Please be sure to include your operating system, device, version number, and steps to reproduce reported bugs. Keep in mind that all participants will be expected to follow our code of conduct.
We aim to share our knowledge and findings as we work daily to improve our product, for our community, in a safe and open space. We work as we live, as kind and considerate human beings who learn and grow from giving and receiving positive, constructive feedback. We reserve the right to delete or ban any behavior violating this base foundation of respect.
We do too, and we’re hiring!
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