Code Quality Rank: L3
Programming language: Objective-C
License: MIT License
Tags: UI     Activity Indicator    
Latest version: v0.5

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FFCircularProgressView - An iOS 7-inspired blue circular progress view

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This progress view is inspired by the new progress view in the App Store, iOS 7. Also the colors are taken from there.

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FFCircularProgressView works on iOS version > 5 and is compatible with both ARC and non-ARC projects. It depends on the following Apple frameworks, which should already be included with most Xcode templates:

  • Foundation.framework
  • UIKit.framework
  • CoreGraphics.framework
  • QuartzCore.framework

You will need LLVM 3.0 or later in order to build FFCircularProgressView.

Adding FFCircularProgressView to your project

There are plenty of ways to add this view to your project. Make sure you add the aforementioned frameworks to your project as well.

GIT submodule

You have the canonical git submodule option. Simply issue git submodule add https://github.com/elbryan/FFCircularProgressView.git <path> in your root folder of your repository.


  1. Add a pod entry to your Podfile dependencies file such as pod 'FFCircularProgressView', '>= 0.1'.
  2. Install the pod(s) by running pod install.
  3. Import the progress view with `#import "FFCircularProgressView.h" wherever you need in your project.

Source files

Manually add the source files to your project. The files you need are 'FFCircularProgressView.h', 'FFCircularProgressView.m', 'UIColor+iOS7.h', 'UIColor+iOS7.m'.


Just use it as it is a normal UIProgressView. Make sure you set the progress value in the main thread ;)

double delayInSeconds = 2.0;
dispatch_time_t popTime = dispatch_time(DISPATCH_TIME_NOW, (int64_t)(delayInSeconds * NSEC_PER_SEC));
dispatch_after(popTime, dispatch_get_main_queue(), ^(void){
    dispatch_async(dispatch_get_global_queue(DISPATCH_QUEUE_PRIORITY_BACKGROUND,0), ^{
        for (float i=0; i<1.1; i+=0.01F) {
            dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue(), ^{
                [circularProgressView setProgress:i];

You can also control the progress view spin animation by using the following two methods to start and stop the spinning, respectively:

// Start spinning
[circularProgressView startSpinProgressBackgroundLayer];

// Stop spinning
[circularProgressView stopSpinProgressBackgroundLayer];


The code to draw the tick has been adapted from GSProgressView.


This code is distributed under the terms and conditions of the [MIT license](LICENSE).


I do not demand to be mentioned in your apps nor to receive any kind of compensation if you use this code. Yet, I would like to have feedbacks if you use it and you like it.

Follow me on Twitter: @elbryanlos

Third Party Bindings


Are you an Android developer and you love this progress view? No problem! A couple of folks ported it to Android OS and you can get it here.

React Native

You may now use this library with React Native via the module here

Thank you guys!

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the FFCircularProgressView README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.