UITableView load more when scrolling to bottom like Facebook application

You can do that by adding a check on where you're at in the cellForRowAtIndexPath: method. This method is easy to understand and to implement :

- (UITableViewCell *)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView cellForRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath
{
    // Classic start method
    static NSString *cellIdentifier = @"MyCell";
    MyCell *cell = [tableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:cellIdentifier];
    if (!cell)
    {
        cell = [[MyCell alloc] initWithStyle:UITableViewCellStyleDefault reuseIdentifier:MainMenuCellIdentifier];
    }

    MyData *data = [self.dataArray objectAtIndex:indexPath.row];
    // Do your cell customisation
    // cell.titleLabel.text = data.title;

    BOOL lastItemReached = [data isEqual:[[self.dataArray] lastObject]]; 
    if (!lastItemReached && indexPath.row == [self.dataArray count] - 1)
    {
        [self launchReload];
    }
}

EDIT : added a check on last item to prevent recursion calls. You'll have to implement the method defining whether the last item has been reached or not.

EDIT2 : explained lastItemReached

Suragch

Swift

Method 1: Did scroll to bottom

Here is the Swift version of Pedro Romão's answer. When the user stops scrolling it checks if it has reached the bottom.

func scrollViewDidEndDragging(scrollView: UIScrollView, willDecelerate decelerate: Bool) {

    // UITableView only moves in one direction, y axis
    let currentOffset = scrollView.contentOffset.y
    let maximumOffset = scrollView.contentSize.height - scrollView.frame.size.height

    // Change 10.0 to adjust the distance from bottom
    if maximumOffset - currentOffset <= 10.0 {
        self.loadMore()
    }
}

Method 2: Reached last row

And here is the Swift version of shinyuX's answer. It checks if the user has reached the last row.

func tableView(tableView: UITableView, cellForRowAtIndexPath indexPath: NSIndexPath) -> UITableViewCell {

    // set up cell
    // ...

    // Check if the last row number is the same as the last current data element
    if indexPath.row == self.dataArray.count - 1 {
        self.loadMore()
    }

}

Example of a loadMore() method

I set up these three class variables for fetching batches of data.

// number of items to be fetched each time (i.e., database LIMIT)
let itemsPerBatch = 50

// Where to start fetching items (database OFFSET)
var offset = 0

// a flag for when all database items have already been loaded
var reachedEndOfItems = false

This is the function to load more items from the database into the table view.

func loadMore() {

    // don't bother doing another db query if already have everything
    guard !self.reachedEndOfItems else {
        return
    }

    // query the db on a background thread
    DispatchQueue.global(qos: .background).async {

        // determine the range of data items to fetch
        var thisBatchOfItems: [MyObjects]?
        let start = self.offset
        let end = self.offset + self.itemsPerBatch

        // query the database
        do {
            // SQLite.swift wrapper
            thisBatchOfItems = try MyDataHelper.findRange(start..<end)
        } catch _ {
            print("query failed")
        }

        // update UITableView with new batch of items on main thread after query finishes
        DispatchQueue.main.async {

            if let newItems = thisBatchOfItems {

                // append the new items to the data source for the table view
                self.myObjectArray.appendContentsOf(newItems)

                // reload the table view
                self.tableView.reloadData()

                // check if this was the last of the data
                if newItems.count < self.itemsPerBatch {
                    self.reachedEndOfItems = true
                    print("reached end of data. Batch count: \(newItems.count)")
                }

                // reset the offset for the next data query
                self.offset += self.itemsPerBatch
            }

        }
    }
}
Suraj Mirajkar

Better to use willDisplayCell method to check if which cell will be loaded. Once we get the current indexPath.row is last we can load more cells. This will load more cells on scrolling down.

 - (void)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView 
       willDisplayCell:(UITableViewCell *)cell    
       forRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath
{
    // check if indexPath.row is last row
    // Perform operation to load new Cell's.
}
- (void)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView willDisplayCell:(UITableViewCell *)cell forRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath {
    NSInteger lastSectionIndex = [tableView numberOfSections] - 1;
    NSInteger lastRowIndex = [tableView numberOfRowsInSection:lastSectionIndex] - 1;
    if ((indexPath.section == lastSectionIndex) && (indexPath.row == lastRowIndex)) {
        // This is the last cell
        [self loadMore];
    }
}

If you are using Core Data and NSFetchedResultsController, then loadMore could look like the following:

// Load more
- (void)loadMore {
    [self.fetchedResultsController.fetchRequest setFetchLimit:newFetchLimit];
    [NSFetchedResultsController deleteCacheWithName:@"cache name"];
    NSError *error;
    if (![self.fetchedResultsController performFetch:&error]) {
        // Update to handle the error appropriately.
        NSLog(@"Unresolved error %@, %@", error, [error userInfo]);
    }

    [self.tableView reloadData];
}

Details

  • Xcode 10, Swift 4.2
  • Xcode 10.2 (10E125), Swift 5

Solution

Worked with UIScrollView / UICollectionView / UITableView

import UIKit

protocol LoadMoreControlDelegate: class {
    func loadMoreControl(didStartAnimating loadMoreControl: LoadMoreControl)
    func loadMoreControl(didStopAnimating loadMoreControl: LoadMoreControl)
}

class LoadMoreControl {

    private let spacingFromLastCell: CGFloat
    private let indicatorHeight: CGFloat
    private weak var activityIndicatorView: UIActivityIndicatorView?
    private weak var scrollView: UIScrollView?
    weak var delegate: LoadMoreControlDelegate?

    private var defaultY: CGFloat {
        guard let height = scrollView?.contentSize.height else { return 0.0 }
        return height + spacingFromLastCell
    }

    init (scrollView: UIScrollView, spacingFromLastCell: CGFloat, indicatorHeight: CGFloat) {
        self.scrollView = scrollView
        self.spacingFromLastCell = spacingFromLastCell
        self.indicatorHeight = indicatorHeight

        let size:CGFloat = 40
        let frame = CGRect(x: (scrollView.frame.width-size)/2, y: scrollView.contentSize.height + spacingFromLastCell, width: size, height: size)
        let activityIndicatorView = UIActivityIndicatorView(frame: frame)
        activityIndicatorView.color = .black
        activityIndicatorView.hidesWhenStopped = true
        activityIndicatorView.autoresizingMask = [.flexibleLeftMargin, .flexibleRightMargin]
        scrollView.addSubview(activityIndicatorView)
        activityIndicatorView.isHidden = isHidden
        self.activityIndicatorView = activityIndicatorView
    }

    private var isHidden: Bool {
        guard let scrollView = scrollView else { return true }
        return scrollView.contentSize.height < scrollView.frame.size.height
    }

    func didScroll() {
        guard let scrollView = scrollView, let activityIndicatorView = activityIndicatorView else { return }
        let offsetY = scrollView.contentOffset.y
        activityIndicatorView.isHidden = isHidden
        if !activityIndicatorView.isHidden && offsetY >= 0 {
            let contentDelta = scrollView.contentSize.height - scrollView.frame.size.height
            let offsetDelta = offsetY - contentDelta

            let newY = defaultY-offsetDelta
            if newY < scrollView.frame.height {
                activityIndicatorView.frame.origin.y = newY
            } else {
                if activityIndicatorView.frame.origin.y != defaultY {
                    activityIndicatorView.frame.origin.y = defaultY
                }
            }

            if !activityIndicatorView.isAnimating {
                if offsetY > contentDelta && offsetDelta >= indicatorHeight && !activityIndicatorView.isAnimating {
                    activityIndicatorView.startAnimating()
                    delegate?.loadMoreControl(didStartAnimating: self)
                }
            }

            if scrollView.isDecelerating {
                if activityIndicatorView.isAnimating && scrollView.contentInset.bottom == 0 {
                    UIView.animate(withDuration: 0.3) { [weak self, weak scrollView] in
                        if let bottom = self?.indicatorHeight {
                            scrollView?.contentInset = UIEdgeInsets(top: 0, left: 0, bottom: bottom, right: 0)
                        }
                    }
                }
            }
        }
    }

    func stop() {
        guard let scrollView = scrollView else { return }
        let contentDelta = scrollView.contentSize.height - scrollView.frame.size.height
        let offsetDelta = scrollView.contentOffset.y - contentDelta
        if offsetDelta >= 0 {
            UIView.animate(withDuration: 0.3, animations: { [weak scrollView] in
                scrollView?.contentInset = .zero
            }) { [weak self] result in
                if result { self?.endAnimating() }
            }
        } else {
            scrollView.contentInset = .zero
            endAnimating()
        }
    }

    private func endAnimating() {
        activityIndicatorView?.stopAnimating()
        delegate?.loadMoreControl(didStopAnimating: self)
    }
}

Usage

init

loadMoreControl = LoadMoreControl(scrollView: tableView, spacingFromLastCell: 10, indicatorHeight: 60)
loadMoreControl.delegate = self

handling

extension ViewController: LoadMoreControlDelegate {
    func loadMoreControl(didStartAnimating loadMoreControl: LoadMoreControl) {
        print("didStartAnimating")
    }

    func loadMoreControl(didStopAnimating loadMoreControl: LoadMoreControl) {
        print("didStopAnimating")
    }
}

extension ViewController: UITableViewDelegate {
    func scrollViewDidScroll(_ scrollView: UIScrollView) {
        loadMoreControl.didScroll()
    }
}

Full Sample

Do not forget to paste the solution code.

import UIKit

class ViewController: UIViewController {

    fileprivate var activityIndicator: LoadMoreActivityIndicator!

    override func viewDidLoad() {
        super.viewDidLoad()
        let tableView = UITableView(frame: view.frame)
        view.addSubview(tableView)
        tableView.translatesAutoresizingMaskIntoConstraints = false
        tableView.topAnchor.constraint(equalTo: view.topAnchor).isActive = true
        tableView.bottomAnchor.constraint(equalTo: view.bottomAnchor).isActive = true
        tableView.leftAnchor.constraint(equalTo: view.leftAnchor).isActive = true
        tableView.rightAnchor.constraint(equalTo: view.rightAnchor).isActive = true

        tableView.dataSource = self
        tableView.delegate = self
        tableView.tableFooterView = UIView()
        activityIndicator = LoadMoreActivityIndicator(scrollView: tableView, spacingFromLastCell: 10, spacingFromLastCellWhenLoadMoreActionStart: 60)
    }
}

extension ViewController: UITableViewDataSource {

    func numberOfSections(in tableView: UITableView) -> Int {
        return 1
    }

    func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, numberOfRowsInSection section: Int) -> Int {
        return 30
    }

    func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, cellForRowAt indexPath: IndexPath) -> UITableViewCell {
        let cell = UITableViewCell()
        cell.textLabel?.text = "\(indexPath)"
        return cell
    }
}

extension ViewController: UITableViewDelegate {
    func scrollViewDidScroll(_ scrollView: UIScrollView) {
        activityIndicator.start {
            DispatchQueue.global(qos: .utility).async {
                for i in 0..<3 {
                    print("!!!!!!!!! \(i)")
                    sleep(1)
                }
                DispatchQueue.main.async { [weak self] in
                    self?.activityIndicator.stop()
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

Result

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Pedro Romão

I have implemented one solution that i found in stackoverflow, and it works fine, but i think the shinyuX's solution it's very easy to implement and works fine for my propose. If someone wants a different solution can use this one below.

- (void)scrollViewDidEndDragging:(UIScrollView *)scrollView willDecelerate:(BOOL)decelerate{

   // UITableView only moves in one direction, y axis
    CGFloat currentOffset = scrollView.contentOffset.y;
    CGFloat maximumOffset = scrollView.contentSize.height - scrollView.frame.size.height;

    //NSInteger result = maximumOffset - currentOffset;

    // Change 10.0 to adjust the distance from bottom
    if (maximumOffset - currentOffset <= 10.0) {
        [self loadOneMorePage];
        //[self methodThatAddsDataAndReloadsTableView];
    }
}
Retterdesdialogs

Use limit and offset in your queries and fill your tableview with that content. When the user scrolls down, load the next offset.

Implement the tableView:willDisplayCell:forRowAtIndexPath: method in your UITableViewDelegate and check to see if it's the last row

Below link will provide sample code. #Swift3

User need to pull up last table view cell, at least hight of 2 cell to fetch more data from server.

You will found Process cell also to show loading process as in last cell.

Its in Swift3

https://github.com/yogendrabagoriya/YBTableViewPullData

One more option to use (Swift 3 and iOS 10+):

class DocumentEventsTableViewController: UITableViewController, UITableViewDataSourcePrefetching {

     var currentPage: Int = 1
     let pageSize: Int = 10 // num of items in one page

     override func viewDidLoad() {
         super.viewDidLoad()

         self.tableView.prefetchDataSource = self
     }

     func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, prefetchRowsAt indexPaths: [IndexPath]) {
         let upcomingRows = indexPaths.map { $0.row }

         if let maxIndex = upcomingRows.max() {

            let nextPage: Int = Int(ceil(Double(maxIndex) / Double(pageSize))) + 1

            if nextPage > currentPage {
                 // Your function, which attempts to load respective page from the local database
                 loadLocalData(page: nextPage)

                 // Your function, which makes a network request to fetch the respective page of data from the network
                 startLoadingDataFromNetwork(page: nextPage) 

                 currentPage = nextPage
             }
         }
     }
 }

For rather small pages (~ 10 items) you might want to manually add data for pages 1 and 2 because nextPage might be somewhere about 1-2 until the table has a few items to be scrolled well. But it will work great for all next pages.

- (NSInteger)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView numberOfRowsInSection:(NSInteger)section {

    if (news.count == 0) {
        return 0;
    } else {
        return news.count +  1 ;
    }
}

- (UITableViewCell *)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView cellForRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath {
    @try {

        uint position = (uint) (indexPath.row);
        NSUInteger row = [indexPath row];
        NSUInteger count = [news count];

        //show Load More
        if (row == count) {
            UITableViewCell *cell = nil;

            static NSString *LoadMoreId = @"LoadMore";
            cell = [tableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:LoadMoreId];
            if (cell == nil) {
                cell = [[UITableViewCell alloc]
                        initWithStyle:UITableViewCellStyleDefault
                      reuseIdentifier:LoadMoreId];
            }
            if (!hasMoreLoad) {
                cell.hidden = true;
            } else {

                cell.textLabel.text = @"Load more items...";
                cell.textLabel.textColor = [UIColor blueColor];
                cell.textLabel.font = [UIFont boldSystemFontOfSize:14];
                NSLog(@"Load more");
                if (!isMoreLoaded) {
                    isMoreLoaded = true;
                    [self performSelector:@selector(loadMoreNews) withObject:nil afterDelay:0.1];
                }
            }

            return cell;

        } else {
            NewsRow *cell = nil;

            NewsObject *newsObject = news[position];
            static NSString *CellIdentifier = @"NewsRow";
            cell = [tableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:CellIdentifier];

            if (cell == nil) {
                // Load the top-level objects from the custom cell XIB.
                NSArray *topLevelObjects = [[NSBundle mainBundle] loadNibNamed:CellIdentifier owner:self options:nil];
                // Grab a pointer to the first object (presumably the custom cell, as that's all the XIB should contain).
                cell = topLevelObjects[0];
                // Configure the cell...

            }

            cell.title.text = newsObject.title;             
            return cell;
        }

    }
    @catch (NSException *exception) {
        NSLog(@"Exception occurred: %@, %@", exception, [exception userInfo]);
    }
    return nil;
}

very good explanation on this post.

http://useyourloaf.com/blog/2010/10/02/dynamically-loading-new-rows-into-a-table.html

simple you have to add last row and hide it and when table row hit last row than show the row and load more items.

you should check ios UITableViewDataSourcePrefetching.

class ViewController: UIViewController {
    @IBOutlet weak var mytableview: UITableView!

    override func viewDidLoad() {
        super.viewDidLoad()
        mytableview.prefetchDataSource = self
    }

 func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, prefetchRowsAt indexPaths: [IndexPath]) {
        print("prefetchdRowsAtIndexpath \(indexPaths)")
    }

    func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, cancelPrefetchingForRowsAt indexPaths: [IndexPath]) {
        print("cancelPrefetchingForRowsAtIndexpath \(indexPaths)")
    }


}

for loading from an API, It works for me, Xcode10 , swift 4.2 :

1- create New Swift file and do like this:

//
//  apiTVCController.swift
//  ApiTestingTableView
//
//  Created by Hooma7n on 4/7/19.
//  Copyright © 2019 Hooma7n. All rights reserved.
//

import Foundation
import Alamofire

class apiget {

    var tableData : [Datum] = []
    var loadin : [Datum] = []
    var testfortotal : Int?


    func getfromapi(completionHandler : ((_ isSucess : Bool) -> Void)?) {
        let url = "https://reqres.in/api/users?page=1"
        Alamofire.request(url, method: .get, parameters: nil, encoding: JSONEncoding.default, headers: nil)
            .responseJSON(completionHandler : { response in
                switch response.result {
                case .success(let data):
                    guard let jsonData = try? JSONSerialization.data(withJSONObject: data, options: JSONSerialization.WritingOptions.prettyPrinted) else {return}
                    let decoder = JSONDecoder()
                    guard let result = try? decoder.decode(Welcome.self, from: jsonData) else {return}
                    self.tableData = result.data ?? []
                    self.testfortotal = result.total ?? 0
                    completionHandler?(true)

                //                    print(result)
                case .failure(let error):
                    print(error)
                }
            })
    }

    var pagecounter : Int = 2


    func loadmore(completionHandler : ((_ isSucess : Bool) -> Void)?){

        let url = "https://reqres.in/api/users?page=\(pagecounter)"
        Alamofire.request(url, method: .get, parameters: nil, encoding: JSONEncoding.default, headers: nil)
            .responseJSON(completionHandler : { response in
                switch response.result {
                case .success(let data):
                    guard let jsonData = try? JSONSerialization.data(withJSONObject: data, options: JSONSerialization.WritingOptions.prettyPrinted) else {return}
                    let decoder = JSONDecoder()
                    guard let myresult = try? decoder.decode(Welcome.self, from: jsonData) else {return}
                    self.loadin = myresult.data ?? []
                    self.tableData.append(contentsOf: myresult.data ?? [])
                    completionHandler?(true)
                    print(self.pagecounter)
                    self.pagecounter += 1

                //                    print(myresult)
                case .failure(let error):
                    print(error)
                }
            })

    }

}

extension apiget {

    struct Welcome: Codable {
        let page, perPage, total, totalPages: Int?
        var data: [Datum]?

        enum CodingKeys: String, CodingKey {
            case page
            case perPage = "per_page"
            case total
            case totalPages = "total_pages"
            case data
        }
    }

    struct Datum: Codable {
        let id: Int?
        let firstName, lastName: String?
        let avatar: String?

        enum CodingKeys: String, CodingKey {
            case id
            case firstName = "first_name"
            case lastName = "last_name"
            case avatar
        }
    }


}

2- in Your ViewController file (tableView Controller) :

//
//  apiTVC.swift
//  ApiTestingTableView
//
//  Created by Hooma7n on 4/7/19.
//  Copyright © 2019 Hooma7n. All rights reserved.
//

import UIKit
import Alamofire

class apiTVC: UITableViewController {

    var datamodel = apiget()

    override func viewDidLoad() {
        super.viewDidLoad()

        datamodel.getfromapi(completionHandler: {finish in
            if finish {self.tableView.reloadData()
            }

        })

    }


    override func numberOfSections(in tableView: UITableView) -> Int {
        return 1
    }

    override func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, numberOfRowsInSection section: Int) -> Int {
        return datamodel.tableData.count
    }

    override func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, cellForRowAt indexPath: IndexPath) -> UITableViewCell {

        let cell = tableView.dequeueReusableCell(withIdentifier: "Cell", for: indexPath) as! apiTableViewCell
        cell.firstNameLabel.text = datamodel.tableData[indexPath.row].firstName
        cell.lastNameLabel.text = datamodel.tableData[indexPath.row].lastName
        cell.dateLabel.text = "\(datamodel.tableData[indexPath.row].id ?? 0)"
        cell.profileImageView.loadImage(fromURL: datamodel.tableData[indexPath.row].avatar ?? "")

        return cell

    }

    override func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, willDisplay cell: UITableViewCell, forRowAt indexPath: IndexPath) {
        let lastElement = datamodel.tableData.count - 1
        let total = datamodel.testfortotal ?? 12
        if indexPath.row == lastElement && datamodel.tableData.count < total{

            datamodel.loadmore(completionHandler: {finish in
                if finish {

                    self.tableView.reloadData()

                }})
        }
    }
}

if using tableView in Your viewController set delegate,datasource self in viewDidLoad.

Just wanna share this approach:

- (void)scrollViewDidEndDecelerating:(UIScrollView *)scrollView
{
    NSLog(@"%@", [[YourTableView indexPathsForVisibleRows] lastObject]);
    [self estimatedTotalData];
}

- (void)estimatedTotalData
{
    long currentRow = ((NSIndexPath *)[[YourTableView indexPathsForVisibleRows] lastObject]).row;

    long estimateDataCount = 25;

    while (currentRow > estimateDataCount)
    {
        estimateDataCount+=25;
    }

    dataLimit = estimateDataCount;

    if (dataLimit == currentRow+1)
    {
        dataLimit+=25;
    }

    NSLog(@"dataLimit :%ld", dataLimit);

    [self requestForData];

    // this answers the question..
    //
    if(YourDataSource.count-1 == currentRow)
    {
        NSLog(@"LAST ROW"); //loadMore data
    }
}

NSLog(...); output would be something like:

<NSIndexPath: 0xc0000000002e0016> {length = 2, path = 0 - 92}
dataLimit :100
<NSIndexPath: 0xc000000000298016> {length = 2, path = 0 - 83}
dataLimit :100
<NSIndexPath: 0xc000000000278016> {length = 2, path = 0 - 79}
dataLimit :100
<NSIndexPath: 0xc000000000238016> {length = 2, path = 0 - 71}
dataLimit :75
<NSIndexPath: 0xc0000000001d8016> {length = 2, path = 0 - 59}
dataLimit :75
<NSIndexPath: 0xc0000000001c0016> {length = 2, path = 0 - 56}
dataLimit :75
<NSIndexPath: 0xc000000000138016> {length = 2, path = 0 - 39}
dataLimit :50
<NSIndexPath: 0xc000000000120016> {length = 2, path = 0 - 36}
dataLimit :50
<NSIndexPath: 0xc000000000008016> {length = 2, path = 0 - 1}
dataLimit :25
<NSIndexPath: 0xc000000000008016> {length = 2, path = 0 - 1}
dataLimit :25

This is good for displaying data stored locally. Initially I declare the dataLimit to 25, that means uitableview will have 0-24 (initially).

If the user scrolled to the bottom and the last cell is visible dataLimit will be added with 25...

Note: This is more like a UITableView data paging, :)

Sahila Mirajkar
-(void)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView willDisplayCell:(UITableViewCell *)cell forRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath {

NSInteger sectionsAmount = [tableView numberOfSections];
NSInteger rowsAmount = [tableView numberOfRowsInSection:[indexPath section]];
if ([indexPath section] == sectionsAmount - 1 && [indexPath row] == rowsAmount - 1) {
    //get last row
    if (!isSearchActive && !isFilterSearchActive) {
        if (totalRecords % 8 == 0) {
            int64_t delayInSeconds = 2.0;
            dispatch_time_t popTime = dispatch_time(DISPATCH_TIME_NOW, delayInSeconds * NSEC_PER_SEC);
            dispatch_after(popTime, dispatch_get_main_queue(), ^(void) {


            [yourTableView beginUpdates];
            [yourTableView insertRowsAtIndexPaths:indexPaths withRowAnimation:UITableViewRowAnimationAutomatic];
            [yourTableView endUpdates];
            });
        }
    }
}
}

The best way to solve this problem is to add cell at the bottom of your table, and this cell will hold indicator.

In swift you need to add this:

  1. Create new cell of type cellLoading this will hold the indicator. Look at the code below
  2. Look at the num of rows and add 1 to it (This is for loading cell).
  3. you need to check in the rawAtIndex if idexPath.row == yourArray.count then return Loading cell.

look at code below:

import UIKit

class LoadingCell: UITableViewCell {

@IBOutlet weak var indicator: UIActivityIndicatorView!


}

For table view : numOfRows:

func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, numberOfRowsInSection section: Int) -> Int {
    return  yourArray.count + 1
}

cellForRawAt indexPath:

func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, cellForRowAt indexPath: IndexPath) -> UITableViewCell {

    if indexPath.row == users.count  {
        // need to change
        let loading = Bundle.main.loadNibNamed("LoadingCell", owner: LoadingCell.self , options: nil)?.first as! LoadingCell
        return loading

    }

    let yourCell = tableView.dequeueReusableCell(withIdentifier: "cellCustomizing", for: indexPath) as! UITableViewCell

    return yourCell

}

If you notice that my loading cell is created from a nib file. This videos will explain what I did.

let threshold = 100.0 // threshold from bottom of tableView
var isLoadingMore = false // flag


func scrollViewDidScroll(scrollView: UIScrollView) {
    let contentOffset = scrollView.contentOffset.y
    let maximumOffset = scrollView.contentSize.height - scrollView.frame.size.height;

    if !isLoadingMore && (maximumOffset - contentOffset <= threshold) {
        // Get more data - API call
        self.isLoadingMore = true

        // Update UI
        dispatch_async(dispatch_get_main_queue()) {
            tableView.reloadData()
            self.isLoadingMore = false
        }
    }
  }

For Xcode 10.1, Swift 4.2

This video seems like a great tutorial!

Starter/Complete project: https://github.com/RobCanton/Swift-Infinite-Scrolling-Example

import UIKit

class ViewController: UIViewController, UITableViewDataSource, UITableViewDelegate {

    var tableView:UITableView!

    var fetchingMore = false
    var items = [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15]

    override func viewDidLoad() {
        super.viewDidLoad()
        // Do any additional setup after loading the view, typically from a nib.
        initTableView()
    }

    func initTableView() {
        tableView = UITableView(frame: view.bounds, style: .plain)
        tableView.register(UITableViewCell.self, forCellReuseIdentifier: "tableCell")
        tableView.delegate = self
        tableView.dataSource = self

        view.addSubview(tableView)
        tableView.translatesAutoresizingMaskIntoConstraints = false

        let layoutGuide = view.safeAreaLayoutGuide
        tableView.leadingAnchor.constraint(equalTo: layoutGuide.leadingAnchor).isActive = true
        tableView.topAnchor.constraint(equalTo: layoutGuide.topAnchor).isActive = true
        tableView.trailingAnchor.constraint(equalTo: layoutGuide.trailingAnchor).isActive = true
        tableView.bottomAnchor.constraint(equalTo: layoutGuide.bottomAnchor).isActive = true

        tableView.reloadData()
    }
    override func didReceiveMemoryWarning() {
        super.didReceiveMemoryWarning()
        // Dispose of any resources that can be recreated.
    }

    func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, numberOfRowsInSection section: Int) -> Int {
        return items.count
    }

    func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, cellForRowAt indexPath: IndexPath) -> UITableViewCell {
            let cell = tableView.dequeueReusableCell(withIdentifier: "tableCell", for: indexPath)
            cell.textLabel?.text = "Item \(items[indexPath.row])"
            return cell
    }

    func scrollViewDidScroll(_ scrollView: UIScrollView) {
        let offsetY = scrollView.contentOffset.y
        let contentHeight = scrollView.contentSize.height

        if offsetY > contentHeight - scrollView.frame.height * 4 {
            if !fetchingMore {
                beginBatchFetch()
            }
        }
    }

    func beginBatchFetch() {
        fetchingMore = true
        print("Call API here..")
        DispatchQueue.main.asyncAfter(deadline: .now() + 0.50, execute: {
            print("Consider this as API response.")
            let newItems = (self.items.count...self.items.count + 12).map { index in index }
            self.items.append(contentsOf: newItems)
            self.fetchingMore = false
            self.tableView.reloadData()
        })
    }
}