Integrate acknowledgements into your iOS App




Build Status Carthage Compatible Platform

SwiftyAcknowledgements makes it easy to integrate acknowledgements for third party libraries into your iOS Apps.


  • iOS 8.0 or higher
  • tvOS 9.0 or higher
  • Xcode 8.2 or higher


SwiftyAcknowledgements consists of two components.


GenerateLicenseFile.swift is a Swift script that scans a directory for files named LICENSE or LICENSE.txt and generates a property list containing the content of every license along with a name. The name will be set to the name of the folder that the corresponding license file is contained in.


SwiftyAcknowledgements comes with a framework SwiftyAcknowledgements.framework that can be used to visualize the generated license file within an iOS App. The framework contains a TableViewController and a DetailViewController and can be integrated programatically or using a Storyboard.



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

To integrate SwiftyAcknowledgements into your Xcode projekct using Carthage, specify it in your Cartfile:

github "mathiasnagler/SwiftyAcknowledgements"

Follow the instructions in the Carthage Documentation to install the built framework into your Xcode project.


To integrate the script into your Xcode project create a subfolder Scripts in the folder that contains your Xcode project. Then, copy GenerateLicenseFile.swift to that subfolder. In your target, create a new Run Script Build Phase like this:

${SRCROOT}/Scripts/GenerateLicenseFile.swift ${SRCROOT}/Libraries/ ${PROJECT_DIR}/iOS\ Example/Acknowledgements.plist

Note: The first parameter for the script is the input directory that should be scanned for license files. The second parameter is the output file that should be generated by the script.

After that, build your project and add the generated license file to your Xcode project.


The framework contains AcknowledgementsTableViewController.swift that can be pushed onto a UINavigationController or presented modally. The AcknowledgementsTableViewController will automatically look for a file Acknowledgements.plist and display its contents. If your license file is named differently, you can specify your custom name using the property acknowledgementsPlistName: String.


There are several ways you can customize the appearance of SwiftyAcknowledgements ViewControllers. The easiest possibility is to integrate using a storyboard and setting the provided IBInspectables on AcknowledgementsTableViewController. Using this method you can customize font sizes and the text for the table header and footer.

If you need additional customization options, you can always build a custom subclasses for the provided ViewControllers and override the desired methods.


SwiftyAcknowledgements was inspired by Vincent Tourraine's VTAcknowledgementsViewController.


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