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[OBSOLETED] This example app is obsoleted and no longer follow the latest Xcode/Swift/Swinject versions.

This is an example project to demonstrate dependency injection and Swinject in MVVM (Model-View-ViewModel) architecture with ReactiveCocoa. The app asynchronously searches, downloads and displays images obtained from Pixabay via its API.

Screen Record


(Xcode 7 version with Swift 2.2 is here)


  1. Download the source code or clone the repository.
  2. Run carthage bootstrap --no-use-binaries --platform iOS.
  3. Get a free API key from Pixabay. It is displayed in the API documentation page after you log in there.
  4. Create a text file named Pixabay.Config.swift with the following content in ExampleModel folder in the project. The string "YOUR_API_KEY" should be replaced with your own key.


extension Pixabay {
    internal struct Config {
        internal static let apiKey = "YOUR_API_KEY"

Blog Posts

The following blog posts demonstrate step-by-step development of the project.

The following repository has a simplified version of SwinjectMVVMExample to exactly follow the blog posts.


Icon Images

Icon images used in the app are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported by Icons8.


MIT license. See the LICENSE file for details.

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