Project templates are a great way to learn from other people's work. This article lists a few popular iOS templates available on Envato Market. If you are looking for inspiration or you're building an application and need help with a particular feature, then you may find your answer in some of these templates.
If you're into game development, then this template is certainly worth checking out. Scary Poo World is an endless runner game in which Poo—what's in a name—is lost in Scary World, trying to find a way out.
The game is well designed and includes many basic features you typically find in an endless runner game, such as multiple enemies, obstacles, powers, etc. The template also includes Game Center integration and support for ads. The template is compatible with Xcode 7 and ready for iOS 9. Not convinced? Give it a try. It's free on the App Store.
As the name indicates, Store Finder is an application for finding nearby stores. But the application does a lot more than that. It is packed with features and the template also includes a backend for managing the application's data.
The application fetches data from the backend and, if location services are enabled, it ranks the results based on the user's location. The template is ready for iOS 9 and also supports iPhone 6/6S (Plus).
The application includes a range custom animations to make the user experience playful and engaging. The developer invested heavily in social sharing and includes support for email, text message, Facebook, Twitter, and a few others. Head over to CodeCanyon to see the complete list of features.
Compared to ten years ago, people take a lot of photos and we have the mobile phone to thank for that. This application template includes a powerful image editor that covers most of the basics, such as cropping, rotating, applying filters, and social sharing.
The template includes a universal application, it is updated for iOS 9, and the deployment target is iOS 6. If you want to see how the application works, then check out this YouTube video.
If you're planning to develop mobile applications, then a to-do application is a great way to get your feet wet. Checklist is a well designed to-do application that includes most of the features you'd expect in a to-do application.
The application template is well supported and the minimum deployment target is iOS 5. Even though the template was created several years ago, it supports iOS 8 and has been updated to support iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. You can see the application in action on YouTube. The author has also created a video that shows how to integrate the template in an existing application.
What makes this store finder template unique is its CloudKit integration. Instead of relying on a custom backend, this application relies on iCloud through CloudKit. This means that you don't need a server to get up and running.
The template uses the location services of the device to find nearby stores, which you can then share on social media or email to a friend. The template also includes a review system and the ability to manually search for stores.
This template is great for learning how audio works on iOS. The application manages and streams a list of radio stations. It streams audio from online radio stations and pulls artwork from Last.fm. The template has support for background audio and elegantly handles playback interruptions.
This messaging application is built on top of Facebook's Parse platform. The template is built with Swift and messages can include both text and images. The included project also adds support for push notifications to make sure messages arrive even if the application isn't running.
Because the application relies on Parse as its backend, there's no need to set up a server or worry about uptime and scaling. If you're interested in building a messaging application or you just want to get started with Parse, then this template is worth checking out.
Envato Market contains dozens of mobile application templates to get you started with your next project. These templates are great to learn or to see how fellow developers have implemented a particular feature. They're also great if you're looking for that kick of inspiration. Check out the iOS templates on Envato Market.