Firebase APIs for iOS
Simplify your iOS development, grow your user base, and monetize more effectively with Firebase services.
Much more information can be found at https://firebase.google.com.
Install a Firebase SDK using CocoaPods
Firebase distributes several iOS specific APIs and SDKs via CocoaPods. You can install the CocoaPods tool on OS X by running the following command from the terminal. Detailed information is available in the Getting Started guide.
$ sudo gem install cocoapods
Try out an SDK
You can try any of the SDKs with
pod try. Run the following command and select
the SDK you are interested in when prompted:
$ pod try Firebase
Note that some SDKs may require credentials. More information is available in the SDK-specific documentation at https://firebase.google.com/docs/.
Add a Firebase SDK to your iOS app
CocoaPods is used to install and manage dependencies in existing Xcode projects.
Create an Xcode project, and save it to your local machine.
Create a file named
Podfilein your project directory. This file defines your project's dependencies, and is commonly referred to as a Podspec.
Podfile, and add your dependencies. A simple Podspec is shown here:
platform :ios, '7.0' pod 'Firebase'
Save the file.
Open a terminal and
cdto the directory containing the Podfile.
$ cd <path-to-project>/project/
pod installcommand. This will install the SDKs specified in the Podspec, along with any dependencies they may have.
$ pod install
Open your app's
.xcworkspacefile to launch Xcode. Use this file for all development on your app.
You can also install other Firebase SDKs by adding the subspecs in the Podfile.
pod 'Firebase/AdMob' pod 'Firebase/Analytics' pod 'Firebase/AppIndexing' pod 'Firebase/Auth' pod 'Firebase/Crash' pod 'Firebase/Database' pod 'Firebase/DynamicLinks' pod 'Firebase/Invites' pod 'Firebase/Messaging' pod 'Firebase/RemoteConfig' pod 'Firebase/Storage'