What is CocoaPods

      CocoaPods is the dependency manager for Objective-C projects. It has thousands of libraries and can help you scale your projects elegantly.

      CocoaPods is built with Ruby and is installable with the default Ruby available on OS X. We recommend you do this.

      Using the default Ruby install will require you to use sudo when installing gems. Further instructions are in the guides.

      $ sudo gem install cocoapods
      

      Search for pods (above). Then list the dependencies in a text file named Podfile in your Xcode project directory:

      platform :ios, '7.0'
      pod 'AFNetworking', '~> 2.0'
      pod 'ARAnalytics', '~> 2.7'
      

      Tip: CocoaPods provides a pod init command to create a Podfile with smart defaults. You should use it.

      Now you can install the dependencies in your project:

      $ pod install
      

      Make sure to always open the Xcode workspace instead of the project file when building your project:

      $ open App.xcworkspace
      

      Now you can import your dependencies e.g.:

      #import <Reachability/Reachability.h>
      

      Sometimes CocoaPods doesn’t yet have a pod for one of your dependencies. Fortunately, creating a pod is pretty easy:

      $ pod spec create Peanut
      $ edit Peanut.podspec
      $ pod spec lint Peanut.podspec
      

      You can find a lot of information on the process in the guides. When you're done you can also fork the CocoaPods specs GitHub repository and send a pull request. We really love contributions and will help ensure it's perfect!

      Contribute

      We’re developing CocoaPods on GitHub. There’s a guide for getting started on the CocoaPods tool. It’s easy and really gratifying to contribute patches! - for a lot of people it's their first foray into Open Source.