Useful iOS Libraries

Useful iOS Libraries

Here are sites declaring and discussing useful iOS Libraries:

  1. http://www.raywenderlich.com/21987/top-10-most-useful-ios-libraries-to-know-and-love
  2. http://www.devx.com/opensource/ten-fantastic-objective-c-libraries-for-iphone-developers.html
  1. FMDB
    1. Open Source available at github 
    2. a wrapper on top of the base API (iOS SDK provides API but in pure C language for DB operations) and provides easy to use methods to perform database operations using Objective-C language.
    3. Can be installed via cocoapods
      1. Need to install cocoa pods first. Read my post of installing cocoapods.
      2. Search FMDB on cocoapods‘ site and copy the information
        pod ‘FMDB’, ‘~> 2.3’ Continue reading

How to install CocoaPods?

CocoaPods is the dependency manager for Objective-C projects. It has thousands of libraries and can help you scale your projects elegantly. It is built with Ruby and is installable with the default Ruby available on OS X. To check ruby version installed on your system, run the following command in Terminal:

$ ruby -v

You’d better update the ruby to latest version using the command:

curl -sSL https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --ruby

To install a ruby built application, the RubyGems software also called “gem” can be used

$ sudo gem install cocoapods

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