DrivenUI is an iOS SDK which makes introducing and building Server Driven UI feature into iOS Applications much more convenient.

What's New



What's included in this version?


  • Add the first BETA version to Cocoapods.
  • Add the first BETA version to Swift Package Manager.
  • Add LICENCE.


  • Update the README file.


Cocoapod SPM Version MIT License
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Welcome to DrivenUI SDK

Honestly, it’s not HTML … But it sort of is. But really, it isn’t.

DrivenUI is an iOS SDK which makes introducing and building Server Driven UI feature into iOS Applications much more convenient. Currently it's based on JSON response format to render SwiftUI views on the screen.

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Table of content


  • Xcode 11+
  • Swift 5.1+
  • Cocoapods 1.9+
  • SwiftUI Support Application.



CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Cocoa projects. For usage and installation instructions, visit their website. To integrate DrivenUI into your Xcode project using CocoaPods, specify it in your Podfile:

pod 'DrivenUISDK', '~> 0.1.0'

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 Driven does support its use on supported platforms.

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

dependencies: [
    .package(url: "", .exact("0.1.0"))


Init SDK

  1. As we're in BETA version, please fill an Issue with your application Bundle Id and leave your email and we will send you instantly your DrivenUI SDK Key.

  2. You have two ways to init DrivenUI in your application.

    • If you are using SwiftUI new application life cycle, add configure method into init for your main App.
    • If you are using AppDelegate, add configure method into didFinishLaunchWithOptions method.
Driven.configure(with: YUOR_SDK_KEY)

Basic Usage

Connect to your Backend and retrieve your JSON response (Check supported views JSON Structure formats).

Parse your JSON response in your ViewModel:

// Add published property into your ViewModel 
// so that you views can react on it's changes ;)
@Published var serverView: DrivenComponent?

// Parse JSON response from API to DrivenComponent
let response = try? JSONDecoder().decode(DrivenComponent.self, from: data)

if let response = response {
    DispatchQueue.main.async {
        self?.serverView = response
} else {
    DispatchQueue.main.async {
        self?.serverView = nil

In your Content View add this build function:

@ViewBuilder func buildView() -> some View {
    if let serverView = viewModel.serverView {
        DrivenComponentFactory(material: serverView).toPresentable()
    } else {
        Text("No views from server.")

Use this buildView inside your view hierarchy:

var body: some View {
    NavigationView {
            .padding([.top], 48)
        .navigationBarTitle("DrivenUI SDK")

And VOILA you have your views rendered on the screen 🔥

JSON Structure

Every supported view component is consist of 4 keys each one take a place based on the Component you need to render:

    // type values are the Supported Views (Please check below section).
    "type": "",
    // properties values are pair of key-value of Supported Properties (Please check below section).
    "properties": { },
    // values are pair of key-value of Supported Values for each View (Please check below section).
    "values": { },
    // subviews values are pair of key-value of another component should be rendered inside one of those views: HStack, VStack, ZStack, and List.
    "subviews": { }
Backend Response for Text View Example
  "type": "Text",
  "properties": {
    "foregroundColor": "000000",
    "font": "title",
    "fontWeight": "regular",
    "width": 300
  "values": {
    "text": "It's simple version working! 😎"
Backend Response for Image View Example
  "type": "Image",
  "properties": {
    "height": 90
  "values": {
    "imageUrl": ""
Backend Response for HStack View Example
  "type": "HStack",
  "properties": {
    "spacing": 16,
    "verticalAlignment": "top"
  "subviews": [
      "type": "Image",
      "properties": {
        "height": 40,
        "width": 40
      "values": {
        "localImageName": "hiking"
      "type": "VStack",
      "properties": {
        "padding": 8,
        "horizontalAlignment": "leading"
      "subviews": [
          "type": "Text",
          "properties": {
            "font": "title",
            "fontWeight": "bold"
          "values": {
            "text": "Hiking"
          "type": "Text",
          "properties": {
            "foregroundColor": "333333"
          "values": {
            "text": "This is Hiking sport."

Supported Views

  • List
  • Image
    • Supported values:
      • imageUrl for retrieving image from URL.
      • systemIconName for using system image.
      • localImageName for using asset catalog image.
  • Text
    • Supported values:
      • text the text value that will be shown.
  • Stacks (HStack, VStack, and ZStack)
  • Shapes (Rectangle and Circle)
  • Spacer and Divider

Supported Properties

  • width and height
    • Float value.
  • foregroundColor, backgroundColor, and borderColor
    • String value for Color in Hex (e.g. "ffffff").
  • borderWidth, spacing (for HStack and VStack), and padding
    • Int value.
  • horizontalAlignment
    • leading
    • center
    • trailing
  • verticalAlignment
    • top
    • bottom
    • center
    • firstTextBaseline
    • lastTextBaseline
  • font
    • largeTitle
    • title
    • headline
    • subheadline
    • body
    • callout
    • footnote
    • caption
  • fontWeight
    • ultraLight
    • thin
    • light
    • regular
    • medium
    • semibold
    • bold
    • heavy
    • black


Please check CHANGELOG file for more information to know what's included in each version.

  • Create website for DrivenUI SDK.
  • Setup CI/CD workflows using Bitrise.
  • Add backward compatibility to JSON views.
  • Support different Operating Systems (tvOS, macOS, and watchOS)
  • Support more views.
  • Support more view modifiers.
  • Support view's actions.
  • Support navigation.
  • Support Protocol Buffers.
  • Document all supported views and add more examples and use cases.
  • Build material components library.


  • You could find license information HERE.


  • Swift Tools 5.3.0


  • None
Last updated: Tue Nov 24 2020 09:55:56 GMT-0500 (GMT-05:00)