Texture VS Atlas

Compare Texture vs Atlas and see what are their differences.


Smooth asynchronous user interfaces for iOS apps. (by TextureGroup)
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Texture Atlas
4 -
7,931 3,953
0.3% -
3.1 0.0
7 days ago almost 6 years ago
Objective-C++ Objective-C
NOASSERTION Apache License 2.0
The number of mentions indicates the total number of mentions that we've tracked plus the number of user suggested alternatives.
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For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Texture. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-09-27.
  • Building Reddit’s Design System on iOS
    5 projects | /r/RedditEng | 27 Sep 2023
    Historically, Reddit has used both UIKit and Texture as layout engines to build out the Reddit app. At the time of its adoption, Texture was used as a way to build screens and have the UI update asynchronously, which mitigated frame rate hitches and optimized scroll performance. However, Texture represented a significantly different paradigm for building UI than UIKit, and prior to RPL, we had components built on both layout engines. Reusing components across these frameworks was difficult, and having to juggle two different mental models for these systems made it difficult from a developer’s perspective. As a result, we opted to deprecate and migrate off of Texture.
  • Telegram enable sign up without a SIM card
    3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 Dec 2022
    On iOS it’s written using a fork of Texture, formerly AsyncDisplayKit. In my experience, Texture outperforms UIKit’s auto layout and rich text widgets significantly.


  • The SliceKit Series: Introducing Our New iOS Presentation Framework.
    1 project | /r/RedditEng | 2 Jun 2022
    In order to make our engineers' lives easier and gain consistency in our user experience, we needed a declarative abstraction on top of UIKit. We chose UIKit because after experimenting with SwiftUI, Texture, ComponentKit, and other alternatives, UIKit offers us the right combination of features, including:
  • Ideas for research topic (thesis/dissertation) that includes iOS Development
    1 project | /r/iOSProgramming | 26 Apr 2021
    Ok thanks. I've included a link for everyone else. Texture


Posts with mentions or reviews of Atlas. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects.

We haven't tracked posts mentioning Atlas yet.
Tracking mentions began in Dec 2020.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Texture and Atlas you can also consider the following projects:

IGListKit - A data-driven UICollectionView framework for building fast and flexible lists.

TagListView - Simple and highly customizable iOS tag list view, in Swift.

ComponentKit - A React-inspired view framework for iOS.

Whisper - :mega: Whisper is a component that will make the task of display messages and in-app notifications simple. It has three different views inside

SwiftyUI - High performance and lightweight UIView, UIImage, UIImageView, UIlabel, UIButton, Promise and more.

SVWebViewController - A drop-in inline browser for your iOS app.

Pulley - A library to imitate the iOS 10 Maps UI.

NoChat - A lightweight chat UI framework for iOS.

AsyncDisplayKit - Smooth asynchronous user interfaces for iOS apps.

BLKFlexibleHeightBar - Create condensing header bars like those seen in the Facebook, Square Cash, and Safari iOS apps.

Lottie - An iOS library to natively render After Effects vector animations

MessageKit - A community-driven replacement for JSQMessagesViewController