Tutorial 3: Seach an image from Camera - iOS

This tutorial is very similiar to Tutorial 2, except clicking the button opens the camera app instead of the Photo app. As to how to install and initialise SDK, please refer to quick start guide

1. Create a new app

Create new Xcode project with any name you want, for example, AIQKit-Example. Project type here we use is Single View App

2. Background and Button

In the ViewController.m, find the function,


- (void)viewDidLoad

In this function, we change background colour:


[self.view setBackgroundColor:UIColorFromRGB(0xf6921e)];

and then add a button to invoke the builtin scanner,


// add button

UIButton *scannerButton = [UIButton buttonWithType:UIButtonTypeCustom];

scannerButton.frame = CGRectMake(padding, 260.0 + padding, self.view.frame.size.width - 2*padding, 44.0);

scannerButton.backgroundColor = [UIColor whiteColor];

[scannerButton setTitleColor:UIColorFromRGB(0xf6921e) forState:UIControlStateNormal];

scannerButton.layer.cornerRadius = 16.0;

[scannerButton setTitle:btnTitle forState:UIControlStateNormal];

[scannerButton addTarget:self action:btnClicked forControlEvents:UIControlEventTouchUpInside];

[self.view addSubview:scannerButton];

In above code, we installed a callback function for button click event, which is called btnClicked, then add this button to view.

3. Define the callback funciton

We setup image picker controller and callback to pick a photo


UIImagePickerController *imagePickerController = [[UIImagePickerController alloc] init];

imagePickerController.sourceType = UIImagePickerControllerSourceTypeSavedPhotosAlbum;

imagePickerController.mediaTypes = @[(NSString *)kUTTypeImage];

imagePickerController.delegate = self;

imagePickerController.allowsEditing = NO;

[self presentViewController:imagePickerController animated:YES completion:nil];

4. Process response

Here is an example of typical handler to process response from server,


(void)processSearchResponse:(iQAPISearchResponse *)searchResponse
    if (searchResponse.payload) {
        SVModalWebViewController *webViewController = [[SVModalWebViewController alloc] initWithURL:searchResponse.payload];
       // here you got matched URL, which you can use web view controller to show it
        [self presentViewController:webViewController animated:YES completion:nil];
    } else {
        // No result found.

5. Test the App

As always, you can checkout source code for this app at https://github.com/IQNECT-ORG/aiqkit-ios

Download example project and execute command,


$> pod install

After the above command is executed, cocoapods libraries will be downloaded and installed to project, which can be seen in Pods folder.

Open workspace in Xcode, choose scheme – FromCamera,

And build or [CMD]+B

Connect your device and run.

When app is running, you suppose to see following,