SwiftKit enables you to easily generate a cross platform Swift Framework from your command line.

It is the best way to start your next Open-Source Swift Framework.
SwiftKit is inspired by SwiftPlate



  • [x] Generated Kit supports iOS, tvOS, watchOS and macOS
  • [x] CocoaPods, Carthage and Swift Package Manager compatibility
  • [x] README.md template
  • [x] Fastlane already integrated for tests and release
  • [x] Jazzy to generate documentation
  • [x] SwiftLint Build-Phase integrated


Mint ?

Mint is a package manager that installs and runs Swift command line tool packages.

$ mint install SvenTiigi/SwiftKit

Homebrew ?

Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple's macOS operating system.

$ brew tap SvenTiigi/SwiftKit
$ brew install swiftkit

Usage ?‍?

To create a new Kit simply run:

$ swiftkit new MyAwesomeKit

This will create a new folder in your current directory named by the name of your Kit

To create a Kit inside the current directory simply run:

$ swiftkit new

This will infer the Kit name based on your directory name

Kit-Structure ?

The upcoming sections will explain the structure of your generated Kit in detail.

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Xcode Project Structure

In the generated Xcode project you will find four important directories.

Directory Description
Sources Where you place your Swift source files
Tests Place your Unit-Tests files
Example The iOS application example for your Kit
Configs All config files like Plist, Package.swift, Podspec, etc.
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In the aforementioned Sources directory you will find one Swift file which is named by your Kit.

// Include Foundation
@_exported import Foundation

This file is used to inherit the import of Foundation when importing your Kit.

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Every generated Kit will come along with a predefined Fastfile.


The tests lane will run your Unit-Tests and verify that your Kit is Carthage and CocoaPods compatible.

$ fastlane ios tests


The release lane will allow you to automatically release a new version of your Kit for Carthage/GitHub and CocoaPods.

$ fastlane ios release version:1.1.0

The lane verifies various aspects of your Kit.

Step Description
1 Ensure your are on a clean master branch
2 Run tests lane
3 Increment version
4 Add and push Git tag
5 Pushes the Podspec via pod trunk push

☝️ Please ensure you have registered your machine with pod trunk register in order to successfully push the Podspec to CocoaPods