It's common to explicitly include open source code in iOS (or OS X) development. Cocoapods is a dependency manager that lets you track dependencies on 3rd party code, which in Cocoapods terminology, is known as pods, as well as update an Xcode workspace — which wraps around your Xcode project file – so all you need to do is the following:
Install cocoapods if you haven't:
sudo gem install cocoapods
Create a Podfile in your Xcode project directory:
Update the Podfile to list which pod(s) and version you would like to use:
source 'https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs.git' platform :ios, '8.0' use_frameworks!
pod 'AFNetworking', '~> 2.5' pod 'ORStackView', '~> 2.0' pod 'SwiftyJSON', '~> 2.1'
Install the dependencies:
.workspacefile instead of
Import dependencies like this:
You then iterate through steps 3-6 during development and never use the
.xcodeproj file again.