Code Quality Rank: L2
Programming language: Swift
License: MIT License
Tags: UI    
Latest version: v1.0.6

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This framework allows you to easily setup View Controllers to display News Articles inspired by those from the Apple News App. Simply set the required fields and run, and you will have a nice looking view for your articles.

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To run the example project, clone the repo, and run pod install from the Example directory first.


  • Swift 3: use current
  • Swift 2: use v0.2.0


MRArticleViewController is available through CocoaPods. To install it, simply add the following line to your Podfile:

pod 'MRArticleViewController'


  1. Import the module
  import MRArticleViewController
  1. Subclass ArticleViewController
  class ViewController: ArticleViewController
  1. In viewDidLoad, set the following required properties before super.viewDidLoad():
  override func viewDidLoad() {
      // required
      imageView.image = UIImage(named: "pulpfiction")!
      headline = "LA gangsters witness supposed \"Divine Intervention\""
      author = "Quentin Tarantino"
      date = NSDate()
      body = bodyText

  1. Optional: In viewDidLoad, set the following optional properties before super.viewDidLoad():

  // Uses the algorithm from UIImageColors to extract the colors from the image and color the
  // background, headline, author, date, and body accordingly. Defaults to false, but highly
  // recommended to set to true. More on this feature below.
  autoColored = true

  // If you don't like the autoColor feature, you can also color each component individually
  backgroundColor = UIColor.black
  headlineColor = UIColor.yellow
  authorColor = UIColor.orange
  dateColor = UIColor.gray
  bodyColor = UIColor.gray


Done! :beers:

More on autoColored

This library leverages the algorithm from UIImageColors. Setting autoColor = true extracts the colors from the image and applies the

  • background color to the background
  • the primary color to the headline
  • the detail color to the date and body
  • and the secondary color to the author.

Note that UIImageColors is not a dependency, the code has just been ported into this library.


Want a feature you don't see? Submit an issue and I'll add it to the to-do list, or hack it yourself and submit a pull request.

  • [ ] Add new styles
  • [ ] Swift package manager


Matthew Rigdon, [email protected]


MRArticleViewController is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info. Please also refer to Panic's original license for the autoColor feature.

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