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iOS ZhiHuDaily client, implemented in Swift.

No need to wait for the loading screen of any News you'd like to read. You can save it first before you read it. It will be there for you.

If you are reading ZhiHuDaily outside of China, the loading time for the content of a News is about 3-5 seconds. And on average a user reads 7-10 news a day.

See here for detailed reason why I create this App.

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Basic functionality that the official App offers.

  • Show a list of latest daily news from Zhihu's API - DailyView
  • Infinite scrolling
  • Show news content in a detail view - NewsView

Features I added


gem install cocoapods
pod install

Minimum Requirement for Build Environment

  • Xcode 7.2
  • Swift 2.1


  • Realm - Offline storage


Framework I write to help myself building this App and possibly an Mac version of this App, also to help people who may want to build one themselves.




  • ZhiHuDaily's API
  • How to use mitmproxy to reverse engineer an App's API
  • Using Core Data with Swift and Protocol


About the branch model for git

  • master - stable release
  • develop - mainly developing on this branch
  • experiment/ - testing things I am not sure whether it will work out or not
  • feature/ - building features

There is already an official ZhihuDaily App. Why another?

The official App can do lots of things, e.g. load the latest news, show detail news content, likes and comments, etc.

However, it is missing some features that I would like to have.

For example, as I mentioned at the top, because of network latency it takes about 3-5 seconds to load the content of a News, if you are using the official App outside of China. And I hate waiting. It's a waste of my time and my life. I want to be able to save multiple News' contents before I read it so that I don't have to wait for the loading screen. This is the main reason why I made this App, to save time and life, mine and also others'.

Another thing is that the official App also tracks user behaviour and gives this information to a third party company in China. I just don't like it.



From Wikipedia: "Zhihu" is a Chinese question-and-answer website. It has a similar product model as Quora.
link to wiki page


Daily highly-rated answers in ZhiHu, which are picked by editors.

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