You will be using the iOS Client SDK library inside an Xcode project you'll create next.
Open Xcode and, from the menu, select
Single View Appfor the Application type and click
Product Nametype in
AppToAppChat, select the relevant
User Interface. Click
Desktopas the place where your project folder will reside. You can select a different location but please make sure to remember it as you'll need to navigate to it soon from the
You now have a brand new Xcode Project.
Before continuing, please close the new project you created.
You will add the iOS Client SDK library to your project via CocoaPods.
- Open the
Terminalapp and navigate to the project folder by typing:
- Install CocoaPods in your system, if you don't have it already:
sudo gem install cocoapods
Note: CocoaPods is built with Ruby, available by default on macOS.
- Create a Podfile for your project:
- Add the Vonage iOS Client SDK to the Podfile. To do this, let's open it in
open -a Xcode Podfile
- Update the Podfile as shown below:
# Uncomment the next line to define a global platform for your project # platform :ios, '9.0' target 'AppToAppChat' do # Comment the next line if you don't want to use dynamic frameworks use_frameworks! # Pods for AppToAppChat pod 'NexmoClient' end
- Install the library:
The latest version of the library will be added to your project:
Analyzing dependencies Downloading dependencies Installing NexmoClient (3.0.0) Generating Pods project Integrating client project [!] Please close any current Xcode sessions and use `AppToAppChat.xcworkspace` for this project from now on. Pod installation complete! There is 1 dependency from the Podfile and 1 total pod installed. [!] Automatically assigning platform `iOS` with version `13.5` on target `AppToAppChat` because no platform was specified. Please specify a platform for this target in your Podfile. See `https://guides.cocoapods.org/syntax/podfile.html#platform`.
As described in the output above, please use
AppToAppChat.xcworkspace rather than the initial project from now on. To open it, type the following in the terminal:
Creating an iOS chat appCreate a iOS application that enables users to message each other