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New iOS API client

February 2, 2022 - Thibault Beyou in iOS, API client, Swift

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Few months ago, we announced our Android API client, we are now happy to announce the release of our iOS API client. We are replacing the iOS SDK to simplify api.video usages and deployment of the new version. It also provides support for api.video progressive upload. We will focus on the progressive upload part in another blog articles.

The iOS API client comes with:

This article is a walkthrough to upload a file with iOS API client.

Installation

Cocoapods

  1. Add the following entry to your Podfile:
pod ‘ApiVideoClient’, '$lastest_version'
  1. Then run pod install

  2. Import ApiVideoClient in every file you’d like to use iOS API client.

Carthage

  1. Add the following entry to your Cartfile:
github "apivideo/api.video-ios-client" ~> $lastest_version
  1. Then run carthage update

  2. Import ApiVideoClient in every file you’d like to use iOS API client.

iOS API configuration

To use the iOS API client, you first have to import the ApiVideoClient.

import ApiVideoClient

ApiVideoClient class provides static fields and methods to configure the iOS API client. You can set your API key, your environment (sandbox or production), chunk size,...

Set your API key with:

ApiVideoClient.apiKey = "YOUR_API_KEY"

If you want to target the sandbox environment:

ApiVideoClient.basePath = Environment.sandbox.rawValue

Create a video file

If you haven't create a video on api.video, you have to create a video entry on api.video platform with:

VideosAPI.create(videoCreationPayload: VideoCreationPayload(title: "my video title", description: "my video description")) { video, error in
    if let video = video {
       // Get the videoId with video.videoId
    }
    if let error = error {
       // Something bad happens
    }
}

Description of the fields of VideoCreationPayload is provided here.

Upload a video file

To upload a file, you will have to get the URL of your file. You can get it from the image picker component. Have a look at our a sample code.

VideosAPI.upload(videoId: video.videoId, file: url) { video, error in
    if let video = video {
            // Video has been successfully uploaded
    }
    if let error = error {
            // Something bad happens
    }
}

If you want to draw a progress bar that displays the upload progress, there is a onProgressReady: ((Progress) -> Void) parameter to the upload method.

iOS API client capabilities

The iOS API client provides methods to perform every possible actions on the api.video API such as list videos (with filters), delete video, add/remove captions,... If you are not familiar with api.video API, you should have a look on api.video documentation documentation. You will find the same concepts in the iOS API client documentation.

iOS video uploader

If you want to develop an application that only uploads video files. You should have a look at the iOS video uploader.

Don't hesitate to share your feedback on our community. Happy building!

Thibault Beyou

Senior Mobile Developer

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