Installing the SDK

This document explains how to install the the Dolby.io Communications iOS Client SDK into your application. You can install the SDK using either Cocoapods, Carthage, Swift Package Manager, or install the SDK manually. We recommend using the Swift Package Manager because it offers the package management capability that is built-in with Xcode and does not require any third-party tools.

Installing the SDK with Swift Package Manager

The Swift Package Manager is a tool for automating the process of downloading, compiling, and linking dependencies. The Swift Package Manager is supported in SDK 3.4.0 and later versions.

  1. Select FileAdd Packages… to add package dependency.

  2. In the opened window, find the search box and specify the URL to the SDK repository: https://github.com/voxeet/voxeet-sdk-ios.

  3. Choose voxeet-sdk-ios from the results list.

  4. Select the proper SDK version from the Dependency Rule dropdown list.

  1. Select the Add Package option.

Installing the SDK with CocoaPods

CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Swift and Objective-C projects that manages dependencies between libraries.

  1. Install CocoaPods:
sudo gem install cocoapods
  1. Add VoxeetSDK to the Podfile file to integrate the SDK into the Xcode project:
pod 'VoxeetSDK'
  1. Make sure that the iOS platform mentioned in Podfile is set to '11.0':
platform :ios, '11.0'
  1. Build dependencies:
pod install
  1. Open the created .xcworkspace project.

Installing the SDK with Carthage

Carthage is a dependency manager that you can use to add the SDK into the Xcode project.

  1. Install Carthage using Homebrew:
brew update
brew install carthage
  1. To integrate Dolby.io Communications SDK for iOS into your Xcode project, create a Cartfile file in the root folder of your project. Paste the following command to the file:
binary "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/voxeet/voxeet-sdk-ios/master/VoxeetSDK.json" ~> VERSION

Note: Use the latest iOS SDK version instead of the VERSION string.

  1. Build the frameworks.
carthage update --use-xcframeworks

The built frameworks are located in Carthage/Build/iOS. Add VoxeetSDK.xcframework, WebRTC.xcframework, and dvclient.xcframework to your Xcode project as members of the application target. Turn off the Copy items if needed option.

For more information, see the Carthage documentation.

  1. In the General tab of your target, make sure that VoxeetSDK.xcframework, WebRTC.xcframework, and dvclient.xcframework are added to the 'Frameworks, Libraries, and Embedded Content' with the 'Embed & Sign' option selected for both frameworks.

Installing the SDK manually

You can also install the SDK manually.

  1. Download the latest iOS SDK release zip.

  2. Unzip it and drag and drop VoxeetSDK.xcframework, WebRTC.xcframework, and dvclient.xcframework frameworks to your project.

  3. In the dialog that is displayed, select the Copy items if needed option and make sure that the frameworks are added to the proper target.

  4. In the General tab of your target, add the VoxeetSDK.xcframework, WebRTC.xcframework, and dvclient.xcframework to the 'Frameworks, Libraries, and Embedded Content' with the 'Embed & Sign' option selected for both frameworks.


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