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RIBs is the cross-platform architecture framework behind many mobile apps at Uber. The name RIBs is short for Router, Interactor and Builder, which are core components of this architecture. This framework is designed for mobile apps with a large number of engineers and nested states.

The RIBs architecture provides:


To get started with RIBs, please refer to the RIBs documentation. This describes key concepts on RIBs, from what they are for, their structure and common use cases.

To get more hands on with RIBs, we have written a series of tutorials that run you through the main aspects of the architecture with hands-on examples.

To read about the backstory on why we created RIBs, see this blog post we wrote when releasing RIBs in production the first time and see this short video where we discussed how the RIBs architecture works.

What is the difference between RIBs and MV*/VIPER?

MVC, MVP, MVI, MVVM and VIPER are architecture patterns. RIBs is a framework. What differentiates RIBs from frameworks based on MV*/VIPER is:

There are some other novel things about RIBs. However, these could also be implemented with other MV*/VIPER frameworks. These are:


  1. Clone this repository
  2. Integrate using your preferred installation mechanism

For usage of the tooling built around RIBs, please see the Tooling section in our documentation.

Installation for Android

To integrate the recommended minimum setup for RIBs add the following to your build.gradle:

dependencies {
  annotationProcessor 'com.uber.rib:rib-compiler-test:0.9.2'
  compile 'com.uber.rib:rib-android:0.9.2'
  testCompile 'com.uber.rib:rib-test-utils:0.9.2'

Installation for iOS


To integrate RIBs into your project add the following to your Podfile:

pod 'RIBs', '~> 0.9'


To integrate RIBs into your project using Carthage add the following to your Cartfile:

github "uber/RIBs" ~> 0.9

Related projects

If you like RIBs, check out other related open source projects from our team:


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