How to Add Your Own Library to Cocoapods
CocoaPods is the de facto dependency manager for iOS/Mac development.
You can follow this official guide to create your own pod so that other developers can use.
However, after following the official guide, I am rather lost.
I was stuck on multiple occassion, though still manage to resolve.
One stumbling block I had was their 1 liner instruction:
Then submit a Pull Request to the Specs repo.
They could have elaborated to say “Fork Specs repo, add a directory with your podspec, then submit a pull request”.
I was puzzled as I have a podspec from running
pod lib create, and it don’t make sense that I can submit a pull request between 2 different git projects.
Therefore, imo, this comprehensive guide by Dave Meehan is much better.
Anyway, here is my first cocoapod: UIView+CustomFonts
My brief steps:
pod lib create UIView+CustomFonts
- Create an Xcode project, and then move it to the same directory “UIView+CustomFonts”
- The main files for the libraries are in “Classes”
- Edit podspec
pod spec lintto check the syntax
- Create an empty repos in github, add the remote, then push
- Fork Specs repo
- Create directory “/UIView+CustomFonts/1.0.0/”
- Copy (yes, a copy) the current podspec into the created directory
- Submit pull request to Specs repo
In the end, I realize I changed so much from the initial
pod lib create.. If I will to start a new library, I will probably download from UIView+CustomFonts and copy the structure.