|ReleasedLast Release||Nov 2017|
Maintained by Google.
This repository contains a subset of the Firebase iOS SDK source. It currently
includes FirebaseCore, FirebaseAuth, FirebaseDatabase, FirebaseMessaging,
FirebaseStorage, and Firestore.
Firebase is an app development platform with tools to help you build, grow and
monetize your app. More information about Firebase can be found at
Note: This page and repo is for those interested in exploring the internals of
the Firebase iOS SDK. If you're interested in using the Firebase iOS SDK, start at
This repo contains a fully functional development environment for FirebaseCore,
FirebaseAuth, FirebaseDatabase, FirebaseMessaging, and FirebaseStorage. By
following the usage instructions below, they can be developed and debugged with
unit tests, integration tests, and reference samples.
Note, however, that the resulting FirebaseCommunity pod is NOT interoperable with the
official Firebase release pods because of different pod dependency definitions.
Firestore has not yet been integrated with FirebaseCommunity. In the
meantime, it has a self contained Xcode project. See
Instructions and a script to build replaceable static library
frameworks at BuildFrameworks. The
resulting frameworks can be used to replace frameworks delivered by CocoaPods or
the zip distribution for development.
$ git clone [email protected]:firebase/firebase-ios-sdk.git $ cd firebase-ios-sdk/Example $ pod update $ open Firebase.xcworkspace
Select a scheme and press Command-u to build a component and run its unit tests.
In order to run the sample apps and integration tests, you'll need valid
GoogleService-Info.plist files for those samples. The Firebase Xcode project contains dummy plist files without real values, but can be replaced with real plist files. To get your own
GoogleService-Info.plistand replace the appropriate dummy plist file (e.g. in Example/Database/App/);
Some sample apps like Firebase Messaging (Example/Messaging/App) require special Apple capabilities, and you will have to change the sample app to use a unique bundle identifier that you can control in your own Apple Developer account.
See the sections below for any special instructions for those components.
If you're doing specific Firebase Auth development, see
AuthSamples/README.md for instructions about
building and running the FirebaseAuth pod along with various samples and tests.
To run the Database Integration tests, make your database authentication rules
To run the Storage Integration tests, follow the instructions in
To use Messaging, include
pod 'FirebaseInstanceID' in your Podfile, in addition to
Push notifications can only be delivered to specially provisioned App IDs in the developer portal. In order to actually test receiving push notifications, you will need to:
The iOS Simulator cannot register for remote notifications, and will not receive push notifications. In order to receive push notifications, you'll have to follow the steps above and run the app on a physical device.
We've seen an amazing amount of interest and contributions to improve the Firebase SDKs, and we are very grateful! We'd like to empower as many developers as we can to be able to use Firebase and participate in the Firebase community.
Note that if you are using CocoaPods and using the FirebaseCommunity podspec (the one in this repo), you cannot bring in Pods from the official Firebase podspec, because of duplicated symbol conflicts. If you're not using one of the open-source SDKs in this repo for development purposes, we recommend using the regular Firebase pods for the best experience.
To get started using the FirebaseCommunity SDKs, here is a typical Podfile:
use_frameworks! target 'MyAppTarget' do platform :ios, '8.0' pod 'FirebaseCommunity/Database' end
MyAppTargetwith the name of the target in your Xcode project.
FirebaseAuth, FirebaseCore, FirebaseDatabase and FirebaseStorage now compile, run unit tests, and work on macOS, thanks to contributions from the community. There are a few tweaks needed, like ensuring iOS-only or macOS-only code is correctly guarded with checks for
Keep in mind that macOS is not officially supported by Firebase, and this repository is actively developed primarily for iOS. While we can catch basic unit test issues with Travis, there may be some changes where the SDK no longer works as expected on macOS. If you encounter this, please file an issue for it.
See Roadmap for more about the Firebase iOS SDK Open Source
plans and directions.
See Contributing for more information on contributing to the Firebase
The contents of this repository is licensed under the
Apache License, version 2.0.
Your use of Firebase is governed by the
Terms of Service for Firebase Services.