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Platforms ios 7.0

Firebase iOS Open Source Development Build Status

This repository contains a subset of the Firebase iOS SDK source. It currently
includes FirebaseCore, FirebaseAuth, FirebaseDatabase, FirebaseFirestore,
FirebaseFunctions, FirebaseMessaging and FirebaseStorage.

Firebase is an app development platform with tools to help you build, grow and
monetize your app. More information about Firebase can be found at


See the three subsections for details about three different installation methods.

  1. Standard pod install
  2. Installing from the GitHub repo
  3. Experimental Carthage

Standard pod install

Go to

Installing from GitHub

For releases starting with 5.0.0, the source for each release is also deployed
to CocoaPods master and available via standard
CocoaPods Podfile syntax.

These instructions can be used to access the Firebase repo at other branches,
tags, or commits.


the Podfile Syntax Reference
for instructions and options about overriding pod source locations.

Step-by-step Source Pod Installation Instructions

For iOS, copy a subset of the following lines to your Podfile:

pod 'Firebase' # To enable Firebase module, with `@import Firebase` support
pod 'FirebaseCore', :git => '', :tag => '5.0.0'
pod 'FirebaseAuth', :git => '', :tag => '5.0.0'
pod 'FirebaseDatabase', :git => '', :tag => '5.0.0'
pod 'FirebaseFirestore', :git => '', :tag => '5.0.0'
pod 'FirebaseFunctions', :git => '', :tag => '5.0.0'
pod 'FirebaseMessaging', :git => '', :tag => '5.0.0'
pod 'FirebaseStorage', :git => '', :tag => '5.0.0'

For macOS and tvOS, copy a subset of the following:

pod 'FirebaseCore', :git => '', :tag => '5.0.0'
pod 'FirebaseAuth', :git => '', :tag => '5.0.0'
pod 'FirebaseDatabase', :git => '', :tag => '5.0.0'
pod 'FirebaseStorage', :git => '', :tag => '5.0.0'
  1. Make sure you have at least CocoaPods version 1.4.0 – pod --version.
  2. Delete pods for any components you don’t need, except FirebaseCore must always be included.
  3. Update the tags to the latest Firebase release. See the
    release notes.
  4. Run pod update.


To access FirebaseMessaging via a checked out version of the firebase-ios-sdk repo do:

pod 'FirebaseMessaging', :path => '/path/to/firebase-ios-sdk'
pod 'FirebaseCore', :path => '/path/to/firebase-ios-sdk'

To access via a branch:

pod 'FirebaseFirestore', :git => '', :branch => 'master'
pod 'FirebaseCore', :git => '', :branch => 'master'

Carthage (iOS only)

An experimental Carthage distribution is now available. See


Follow the subsequent instructions to develop, debug, unit test, run integration
tests, and try out reference samples:

$ git clone [email protected]:firebase/firebase-ios-sdk.git
$ cd firebase-ios-sdk/Example
$ pod update
$ open Firebase.xcworkspace

Firestore and Functions have self contained Xcode projects. See
Firestore/ and

Running Unit Tests

Select a scheme and press Command-u to build a component and run its unit tests.

Running Sample Apps

In order to run the sample apps and integration tests, you’ll need valid
GoogleService-Info.plist files for those samples. The Firebase Xcode project contains dummy plist
files without real values, but can be replaced with real plist files. To get your own
GoogleService-Info.plist files:

  1. Go to the Firebase Console
  2. Create a new Firebase project, if you don’t already have one
  3. For each sample app you want to test, create a new Firebase app with the sample app’s bundle
    identifier (e.g.
  4. Download the resulting GoogleService-Info.plist and replace the appropriate dummy plist file
    (e.g. in Example/Database/App/);

Some sample apps like Firebase Messaging (Example/Messaging/App) require
special Apple capabilities, and you will have to change the sample app to use a unique bundle
identifier that you can control in your own Apple Developer account.

Specific Component Instructions

See the sections below for any special instructions for those components.

Firebase Auth

If you’re doing specific Firebase Auth development, see
AuthSamples/ for instructions about
building and running the FirebaseAuth pod along with various samples and tests.

Firebase Database

To run the Database Integration tests, make your database authentication rules

Firebase Storage

To run the Storage Integration tests, follow the instructions in

Push Notifications

Push notifications can only be delivered to specially provisioned App IDs in the developer portal.
In order to actually test receiving push notifications, you will need to:

  1. Change the bundle identifier of the sample app to something you own in your Apple Developer
    account, and enable that App ID for push notifications.
  2. You’ll also need to
    upload your APNs Provider Authentication Key or certificate to the Firebase Console
    at Project Settings > Cloud Messaging > [Your Firebase App].
  3. Ensure your iOS device is added to your Apple Developer portal as a test device.

iOS Simulator

The iOS Simulator cannot register for remote notifications, and will not receive push notifications.
In order to receive push notifications, you’ll have to follow the steps above and run the app on a
physical device.

Community Supported Efforts

We’ve seen an amazing amount of interest and contributions to improve the Firebase SDKs, and we are
very grateful! We’d like to empower as many developers as we can to be able to use Firebase and
participate in the Firebase community.

macOS and tvOS

FirebaseAuth, FirebaseCore, FirebaseDatabase and FirebaseStorage now compile, run unit tests, and
work on macOS and tvOS, thanks to contributions from the community. There are a few tweaks needed,
like ensuring iOS-only, macOS-only, or tvOS-only code is correctly guarded with checks for

For tvOS, checkout the Sample.

Keep in mind that macOS and tvOS are not officially supported by Firebase, and this repository is
actively developed primarily for iOS. While we can catch basic unit test issues with Travis, there
may be some changes where the SDK no longer works as expected on macOS or tvOS. If you encounter
this, please file an issue.

For installation instructions, see above.


See Roadmap for more about the Firebase iOS SDK Open Source
plans and directions.


See Contributing for more information on contributing to the Firebase


The contents of this repository is licensed under the
Apache License, version 2.0.

Your use of Firebase is governed by the
Terms of Service for Firebase Services.

Latest podspec

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        "ios": "7.0"
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    "summary": "Firebase Swizzling Utilities",
    "version": "2.0.0",
    "subspecs": [
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            "name": "MethodSwizzling",
            "vendored_frameworks": [
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            "vendored_frameworks": [

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