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Insiteo iOS SDK

Insiteo Proximity Interaction platform allows you to easily enable your Apps with:

  • user Notifications, even when the app is not running,
  • content delivery (webviews, media content...),
  • contextualization: use in-app deep linking to bring your user right to the valuable content,
  • IoT and local interactions: control in-building devices or systems,
  • any other value-added action you may be thinking of.

To get started with our SDK, follow the steps below.

For a broader solution overview, click here


Insiteo iOS SDK is available for iOS 7.0 or higher.

For Push interaction related features:

  • iOS 7.0 or higher (iOS 7.1.2 or iOS 8.0+ recommended)
  • iPhone 4S / iPad 3rd generation / iPad mini / iPod touch 5th generation, or any more recent device

Insiteo iOS SDK Class Reference

Insiteo iOS SDK class latest reference is available here.


Insiteo iOS SDK has been designed to work has a modular framework to make the installation easier. Each framework brings its own features as a submodule of the Core framework which includes API usage, analytics feature and basic location services detection.

  • Core - The Core framework provides common SDK features such as Insiteo API usage, analytics tracking and location services detection (iBeacon and geofencing).
  • Push - The Push framework brings interactivity to your app. According to user location and proximity detection, you will be able to trigger actions and notify your user with notifications, web views or other custom stuff (see Push documentation).

Note: The Core framework can be used alone to only work with analytics and basic location services detection on your own.



CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Objective-C, which automates and simplifies the process of using 3rd-party libraries projects. You can learn more here.

If you haven't already, install CocoaPods by executing the following command:

$ gem install cocoapods

If you encounter any issues installing CocoaPods, please refer to their getting started guide.

To integrate our SDK into your project using CocoaPods add the following line into your Podfile:

  • To use Core framework only:
pod 'InsiteoSDKCore', :podspec => ''
  • To use Push framework:
pod 'InsiteoSDKCore', :podspec => ''
pod 'InsiteoSDKPush', :podspec => ''

Then run:

$ pod install

You can now import frameworks like #import <InsiteoSDKCore/InsiteoSDKCore.h> or #import <InsiteoSDKPush/InsiteoSDKPush.h> in your code.


Alternatively, you can install the Insiteo iOS SDK manually by following the steps below:

Core framework (required step):

  1. Clone or download the Insiteo SDK.
  2. Drag & drop the InsiteoSDKCore.framework into your Xcode project.
  3. Add the following frameworks and librairies to your project (only if they are not already present):
    • CoreLocation.framework for internal location services.
    • CoreTelephony.framework for analytics services.
    • Foundation.framework
    • MobileCoreServices.framework for networking and analytics.
    • libsqlite3.dylib (or add -lsqlite3 to Other Linker Flags project build settings) for storage.
    • Security.framework for networking.
    • SystemConfiguration.framework for analytics services.
    • UIKit.framework
  4. Add -ObjC to Other Linker Flags project build settings.
  5. Try to add #import <InsiteoSDKCore/InsiteoSDKCore.h> in your AppDelegate.m and type ⌘B to build your project.

Push framework (optional):

  1. Drag & drop the InsiteoSDKPush.framework into your Xcode project.
  2. You don't need to add any other dependancies so you can try to add #import <InsiteoSDKPush/InsiteoSDKPush.h> in your AppDelegate.m and type ⌘B to build your project.

Swift: Add a Bridging Header

If you plan to use Swift instead of Objective-C for your project, you will need to add a bridging header in order to use our SDK (which is developed in Objective-C). This bridging header is automatically created by Xcode the first time you add an Objective-C file to your project. We are going to add a file called Dummy which can be deleted when your header will be generated.

  1. Add a new file called Dummy: File/New/File... and select iOS/Objective-C File, choose Empty File, type Dummy and Next and Create.
  2. Xcode will ask if you want to configure an Objective-C bridging header, type YES. Xcode will automatically create a file -Bridging-Header and add it to your build settings in Objective-C Bridging Header.
  3. You can now import Insiteo SDK header #import <InsiteoSDKCore/InsiteoSDKCore.h> into this header file.

Compilation issues: If the error 'InsiteoSDKCore/InsiteoSDKCore.h' file not found occured, add a valid Framework Search Paths in your target build settings in order to help the compiler to find the framework.

Location Authorization iOS 8+

Since iOS 8, Apple requires you to ask user permission to use their location. You need to specify in your application Info.plist which location authorization is needed. Without any key, the SDK (and your application) will not have any access to location services.

  • Support both (Recommended) : if you add the two keys to your Info.plist, the user will have the possibility to later change location authorizations through the application settings menu in iOS.

  • Ask for Always authorization is required if you want to make use of background location services (such as iBeacon wake up). You must add the NSLocationAlwaysUsageDescription key.

  • Ask for When in use authorization if you are not interested in background location services (your application will not be awaken by iBeacon, thus strongly reducing the benefits of using our SDK), add the NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescriptionkey

Advice: When you define your description keys, the more the end-user will understand which value-add services are provided by your app, the more your user will be prone to accept the authorization.

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