Sandah Aung Sandah Aung - 6 months ago 172
iOS Question

GoogleMaps without CocoaPods

I would like to add

GoogleMaps
to my iOS project but I don't want to use
CocoaPods
. Is there any way to achieve that?

Answer

Sure there is:

How did I do it (Useful for any library you need)

  • Go to the pod you need, in this case: https://cocoapods.org/pods/GoogleMaps
  • Click on "See Podspec" link below Library on the bottom right corner
  • You are gonna be taken to the podspec.json
  • At the end of the JSON, find the key "source" and use the url provided to download the SDK.

If you need instructions on how to install it manually, you can use the waybackmachine websitea and put the corresponding url, setting an earlier date. I'll save you some time:

Adding Google Maps the old way:

  1. Launch Xcode and either open an existing project, or create a new project.
    • If you're new to iOS, create a Single View Application, and ensure that Use Automatic Reference Counting is on.
  2. Drag the GoogleMaps.framework bundle to your project. When prompted, select Copy items into destination group's folder.
  3. Right-click GoogleMaps.framework in your project, and select Show In Finder.
  4. Drag the GoogleMaps.bundle from the Resources folder to your project. When prompted, ensure Copy items into destination group's folder is not selected.
  5. Select your project from the Project Navigator, and choose your application's target.
  6. Open the Build Phases tab, and within Link Binary with Libraries, add the following frameworks:
    • AVFoundation.framework
    • CoreData.framework
    • CoreLocation.framework
    • CoreText.framework
    • GLKit.framework
    • ImageIO.framework
    • libc++.dylib
    • libicucore.dylib
    • libz.dylib
    • OpenGLES.framework
    • QuartzCore.framework
    • SystemConfiguration.framework
  7. Choose your project, rather than a specific target, and open the Build Settings tab.
    • In the Other Linker Flags section, add -ObjC. If these settings are not visible, change the filter in the Build Settings bar from Basic to All.
  8. Finally, add your API key to your AppDelegate.
    • #import <GoogleMaps/GoogleMaps.h>
    • Add the following to your application:didFinishLaunchingWithOptions: method, replacing API_KEY with your API key. [GMSServices provideAPIKey:@"API_KEY"];

#import <GoogleMaps/GoogleMaps.h>

Add the following to your application:didFinishLaunchingWithOptions: method, replacing API_KEY with your API key.

[GMSServices provideAPIKey:@"API_KEY"];