Manual integration of the buddybuild SDK

We highly recommend using the automatic buddybuild SDK integration right from the buddybuild dashboard. However, if you wish to integrate the buddybuild SDK manually, follow the steps on this page:

Manual integration steps


Use CocoaPods?

Include the BuddyBuildSDK pod in your Podfile and move on to Step 4.

  1. Navigate to your repository root directory.

    cd myAwesomeApp
  2. Remove any previous version of the buddybuild SDK.

    rm -rf BuddyBuildSDK.framework*
  3. Download and unpack the buddybuild SDK.

    Download and unpack the file into your project’s root directory:

    rm -f
  4. Add frameworks

    1. Open your project in Xcode.

    2. Highlight your project in the Project Navigator.

    3. Select your target.

    4. Select the Build Phases tab.

    5. Open Link Binaries With Libraries expander.

    6. Repeat for each of the AssetsLibrary, BuddyBuildSDK, CoreTelephony, CoreText, CoreMedia, AVFoundation, CoreVideo, QuartzCore and SystemConfiguration frameworks:

      1. Click the + button.

      2. Select the required framework name.

      3. Click Add.

      The Project Navigator in Xcode

  5. Initialize the buddybuild SDK.

    1. Find the class that implements the UIApplicationDelegate. The class implementation should look something like this:

      class AppDelegate: UIResponder, UIApplicationDelegate {
      @interface AppDelegate : UIResponder <UIApplicationDelegate>
    2. Add this import to the top of the class implementation’s .m file:

      import BuddyBuildSDK
      #import <BuddyBuildSDK/BuddyBuildSDK.h>
    3. Initialize the BuddyBuildSDK in the class, by adding the following line to the didFinishLaunchingWithOptions method:

      [BuddyBuildSDK setup];
  6. Run your application in Xcode.

  7. Verify that the SDK is integrated and working.

    In the Xcode output pane you should see the following log line, which indicates that the buddybuild SDK has been successfully integrated.

    When running on a physical device
    2015-10-05 15:34:48.693 myAwesomeApp[25126:526527] BuddybuildSDK : Successfully integrated. Feedback tool, crash reporting and other features are disabled for local builds. Please build with to enable.
    When running in a simulator
    2015-10-05 15:33:24.562 myAwesomeApp[25126:526527] BuddybuildSDK : Disabled in the simulator
  8. Commit the changes and push to your repository.

    git add --all
    git commit -m 'Adding buddybuild SDK'
    git push

That’s it! The SDK is now integrated into your app, and becomes active in subsequent builds, including the build started by your code push.

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