Programming language: Swift
License: MIT License
Tags: UI     Alert & Action Sheet    
Latest version: v3.0.3

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Welcome to RMessage! RMessage is a simple notification library written in Swift to help you display notification on the screen. Many many customization options are available such as what position of the screen to present in, what colors should be applied to the title, body, background, etc, etc. There are many customizable properties and they can be viewed at the RMessageSpec protocol definition in the RMessageSpec file.

Get in contact with the developer on Twitter: donileo (Adonis Peralta)

3.0.0 Release

RMessage 3.0.0 is finally here with many new features from 2.x.x:

  • Rewritten in Swift.
  • Message notification designs are now easily specified in code via the RMessageSpec protocol - no more passing in design styles via a json design file.
  • Support for generic UIViews for the Left/Right/Background of the message. Want to pass a UIButton for the left view or background view? Go ahead.
  • Support for Attributed string stylings.
  • Support for new message duration types such as messages that can only be dismissed by tapping, or swiping, or both.
  • Support for canceling messages already in the queue waiting to be presented.
  • Support for Carthage.
  • Groundwork for custom animator objects via the RMessageAnimator Protocol has been set, support for passing in your own animators coming soon.

Note: RMessage now requires iOS 11.0 and Swift 4.1. So be sure you are ok with not supporting devices below these targets when using RMessage. If you aren't ready to commit to these version of iOS yet feel free to use RMessage 2.x.x until you can.



For installation via CocoaPods add the following line to your Podfile:

pod "RMessage" #This will install the latest
#pod "RMessage", '~> 2.3.0' # This will install RMessage versions of 2.3.x based on ObjC


For installation via Carthage add the following line to your Cartfile:

github "donileo/RMessage" ~> 3.0


For manual installation copy the all the source files in the Sources folder to your project.


To show a simple notification using the predefined "errorSpec" styling, animating from the top do the following:

// Create an instance of RMController, a controller object which handles the presentation
// of multiples messages on the screen
let rControl = RMController()

// Tell rControl to present the message
      withSpec: errorSpec,
      title: "Your Title",
      body: "A description"

To show your own button on the right, an icon (UIImage) on the left and animate from the bottom do this:

let rControl = RMController()
      withSpec: normalSpec,
      atPosition: .bottom,
      title: "Update available",
      body: "Please update the app",
      leftView: myIconImage,
      rightView: myUIButtonHere

To set a default view controller to present in and bypass the "internal presentation view controller detection":

   let rControl = RMController()
   rControl.presentationViewController = myViewController


   // All messages now presented by this controller will always be on myViewController

Want to further customize a notification message right before its presented? Do the following:

   let rControl = RMController()
   rControl.delegate = self


   // Now lets implement the RMControllerDelegate customize(message:controller:) method which
   // RMController calls right before presenting:
   func customize(message: RMessage) {
   message.alpha = 0.4

Feel like declaring your own custom message stylings? Simple!

let rControl = RMController()

// Customize the message, by using the DefaultRMessageSpec as your base.
// The DefaultRMessageSpec object is a struct with default values for a
// "default" RMessageSpec styling. All we need to do is pick up the the defaults
// from it and then just specify which variables we want customized. For a list
// of all the possible vars take a look at its definition!
var customSpec = DefaultRMessageSpec()
customSpec.backgroundColor = .red
customSpec.titleColor = .white
customSpec.bodyColor = .white
customSpec.iconImage = UIImage(named: "MyIcon.png")

// How about a custom spec based on the predefined warningSpec but with
// attributed string attributes for the title and body text?
var attrWarningSpec = warningSpec
attrWarningSpec.titleAttributes = [.backgroundColor: UIColor.red, .foregroundColor: UIColor.white]
attrWarningSpec.bodyAttributes = [
.backgroundColor: UIColor.blue, .foregroundColor: UIColor.white,
.underlineStyle: NSUnderlineStyle.styleSingle.rawValue,

// Now lets present Tell the RMController to present the message with your custom stylings.
      withSpec: customSpec,
      title: "I'm custom",
      body: "Nice!"

Want to present a message that only disappers when tapped?

let rControl = RMController()

var tapOnlySpec = DefaultRMessageSpec()
tapOnlySpec.durationType = .tap

// Present it
      withSpec: tapOnlySpec,
      title: "Tap me Tap me!",
      body: "If you don't I wont dismiss!"

Want more examples? Take a look at the DemoViewController file in the RMessage project to see how to use this library. Its very simple.


RMessage is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more information.

Recent Changes

Can be found in the releases section of this repo.

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