I'm relatively new to XCode and iOS. My background for understanding how to add libraries/dependencies to a project is in the world of Java and Maven.
I need to add AFNetworking to my project and have been unable to do so successfully.
First, I tried going to
my project -> Build Phases -> Link Binary
It sounds like you got the first part down, which is downloading it from the GitHub page.
When I follow this tutorial, it shows how they imported AFNetworking into their own sample project (that is, you'll see a "AFNetworking" group in the list of files and folders along the left side of your Xcode window).
Once AFNetworking is building along with the rest of your code in your project, you should be able to call into the various AFNetworking API's from your code. You'll need to make certain to add in the appropriate "
#import "AFNetworking.h"" lines into your source code files from which you'll be calling AFNetworking.