Alamofire

By Smita Jain |

Alamofire is a trendy third-party HTTP networking library written in Swift for iOS and Mac OS. Its main aim is to simplify the network request process and handle the response to such requests in iOS.

Why you will like it:

  • UrlSession is excellent and powerful, but it can be pretty verbose and involves a lot of boilerplate code for handling network requests, parsing responses, and error handling. Alamofire makes all these more elegant and provides concise API for dealing with network communication.
  • It allows chain-able request and response methods.
  • It simplifies the Multipart upload.
  • It monitors network reachability.
  • For authentication, it supports many authentication mechanisms.