PeerConnectivity 0.5.4

PeerConnectivity 0.5.4

LangLanguage SwiftSwift
License MIT
ReleasedLast Release Jan 2017
SwiftSwift Version 3.0
SPMSupports SPM

Maintained by Reid Chatham.

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  • Reid Chatham


A functional wrapper for the MultipeerConnectivity framework.

PeerConnectivity is meant to have a lightweight easy to use syntax, be extensible and flexible, and handle the heavy lifting and edge cases of the MultipeerConnectivity framework quietly in the background.

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The easiest way to get started is to use CocoaPods. Just add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'PeerConnectivity', '~> 0.5.4'


var pcm = PeerConnectionManager(serviceType: "local")

// Start

// Stop
//  - You should always stop the connection manager 
//    before attempting to create a new one

// Can join chatrooms using PeerConnectionType.Automatic, .InviteOnly, and .Custom
//  - .Automatic : automatically searches and joins other devices with the same service type
//  - .InviteOnly : provides a browserViewController and invite alert controllers
//  - .Custom : no default behavior is implemented

// The manager can be initialized with a contructed peer representing the local user
// with a custom displayName

pcm = PeerConnectionManager(serviceType: "local", connectionType: .Automatic, displayName: "I_AM_KING")

// Start again at any time
pcm.start() {
    // Do something when finished starting the session

Sending Events to Peers

let event: [String: Any] = [
    "EventKey" : Date()

// Sends to all connected peers

// Use this to access the connectedPeers
let connectedPeers: [Peer] = pcm.connectedPeers

// Events can be sent to specific peers
if let somePeerThatIAmConnectedTo = connectedPeers.first {
   pcm.sendEvent(event, toPeers: [somePeerThatIAmConnectedTo])

Listening for Events

// Listen to an event
pcm.observeEventListenerForKey("someEvent") { (eventInfo, peer) in

    print("Received some event \(eventInfo) from \(peer.displayName)")
    guard let date = eventInfo["eventKey"] as? Date else { return }


// Stop listening to an event


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