An Objective-C library dependency manager.
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CocoaPods – an Objective-C library manager

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CocoaPods manages library dependencies for your Xcode project.

You specify the dependencies for your project in one easy text file. CocoaPods resolves dependencies between libraries, fetches source code for the dependencies, and creates and maintains an Xcode workspace to build your project.

Ultimately, the goal is to improve discoverability of, and engagement in, third party open-source libraries, by creating a more centralized ecosystem.

Installing and updating CocoaPods is very easy. Don't miss the Installation guide and the Getting started guide. See the NSScreencast episode about using CocoaPods for a quick overview.


Link Description Homepage and search for Pods.
@CocoaPods Follow CocoaPods on Twitter to get up to date information about what's going on in the CocoaPods world.
Mailing List Announcements and support. Feel free to ask any kind of question.
Documentation Everything you want to know about CocoaPods.
Changelog See the changes introduced by each CocoaPods version.
RSS feed Don't miss any new Pod.


CocoaPods is composed by the following projects:

Status Project Description Info
Build Status CocoaPods The CocoaPods command line tool. docs
Build Status CocoaPods Core Support for working with specifications and podfiles. docs
Build Status CocoaPods Downloader A small library that provides downloaders for various source types. docs
Build Status Xcodeproj Create and modify Xcode projects from Ruby. docs
Build Status CLAide A small command-line interface framework. docs
Build Status Master Repo Master repository of specifications. guide


All CocoaPods development happens on GitHub, contributions make good karma and we welcome with joy new contributors.


  • @fngtps is donating time to work on the design of the forthcoming website and donated the money to hire Max Steenbergen to design an icon for it.
  • @sauspiel uses CocoaPods for their games and have hired me to add features and specs they needed. These are Nimbus, QuincyKit, and HockeyKit. For the Nimbus spec, the ‘subspecs’ feature was added.


  • “I am crazy excited about this. With the growing number of Objective-C libraries, this will make things so much better.” –– Sam Soffes
  • “Are you doing open source iOS components? You really should support @CocoaPods!” –– Matthias Tretter
  • “So glad someone has finally done this...” –– Tom Wilson
  • “Anybody who has tasted the coolness of RubyGems (and @gembundler) understands how cool CocoaPods might be.” –– StuFF mc
  • “I will be working on getting several of my Objective-C libraries ready for CocoaPods this week!” –– Luke Redpath
  • “Really digg how @alloy is building a potential game changer” –– Klaas Speller
  • “@alloy's making an Objective-C package manager. This is fantastic news kids!” –– Josh Abernathy
  • “A package manager for Cocoa/Objective-C, built with @MacRuby. Awesomeness!” –– Johannes Fahrenkrug
  • “This is awesome, I love endorsements!” –– Appie Durán