Signup for CometChat and then:
- Create a new app on the dashboard
Please follow the key concepts guide to create V3 apps.
- Head over to the API Keys section and note the Auth Key, App ID & Region
- Xcode 12 (or Higher)
- iOS 11 or higher
*Planning to migrate existing V2 app to V3
Please follow the migration steps given in the link below
Migrate App to V3
We recommend using CocoaPods, as they are the most advanced way of managing iOS project dependencies. Open a terminal window, move to your project directory, and then create a
Podfile by running the following command.
CometChatPro SDK supports installation through Cocoapods only. Currently, we are supporting Xcode 11.4 and higher.
CometChatPro SDK includes video calling components. We suggest you run on physical devices to avoid errors.
$ pod init
Add the following lines to the Podfile.
platform :ios, '11.0' use_frameworks! target 'MyApp' do pod 'CometChatPro', '3.0.3' end
v3.0.2+ onwards, Voice & Video Calling functionality has been moved to a separate framework. In case you do not plan to use the calling feature, please add the Calling framework
pod 'CometChatCalls', '2.1.1'in your app Podfile.
And then install the
CometChatPro framework through CocoaPods.
$ pod install
Always get the latest version of
CometChatPro by command
$ pod update CometChatPro
Prepare your app for this requirement by providing justification strings. The justification string is a localizable message that you add to your app's
Info.plist file to tell the user why your app needs access to the user's photo library, Camera, Microphone. Then, App prompts the user to grant permission for access, the alert displays the justification string you provided, in the language of the locale selected on the user's device. You can do this as follows:
<key>NSAppTransportSecurity</key> <dict> <key>NSAllowsArbitraryLoads</key> <true /> </dict> <key>NSCameraUsageDescription</key> <string>$(PRODUCT_NAME) need access to the camera in order to update your avatar</string> <key>NSPhotoLibraryUsageDescription</key> <string>$(PRODUCT_NAME) need access to the Photo Library in order to send Media Messages</string> <key>NSMicrophoneUsageDescription</key> <string>$(PRODUCT_NAME) need access to the Microphone in order to connect Audio/Video call </string>
To publish your App on App Store please follow this guide
Updated 18 days ago