Reachability: Testing Internet Connectivity on IOS APP

Introduction

Any apps that you build today will require some form of internet connectivity.

In today’s mobile applications environment, apps are getting more and more intuitive. Users are constantly looking at the apps to notify them of the lack of connectivity.

Step 1 : Getting Reachability library into your Xcode Project

We will be using the following library, Reachability. https://github.com/tonymillion/Reachability

There are 2 ways to setup the app in your Xcode project.

1. Manual
– Check out a copy from the above github url, add the Reachability.h/.m file to your project

2. Cocoapod
– Add the following line to your pod file, pod ‘Reachability’
– Run pod install on terminal.

Step 2: Setting up the SystemConfiguration Framework.
– Go to the Project -> Targets -> Build Phases tab.
– Add SystemConfiguration.Framework into your project.

Step 3: Codes to set up Reachability to test internet connectivity.

AppDelegate.h

Import the Reachability.h, at the very top of the file.

#import “Reachability.h"

AppDelegate.m

Add the codes below to your application did Finish Launching method.

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions

Add the following codes,

Reachability *reachability = [ReachabilityreachabilityWithHostname:@"http://localhost:3000/"];

reachability.reachableBlock = ^(Reachability *reachability) {
NSLog(@”Network is reachable.”);
};

reachability.unreachableBlock = ^(Reachability *reachability) {
NSLog(@”Network is unreachable.”);
};

// Start Monitoring
[reachability startNotifier];

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