I have a project that is a couple years old, it uses Pods to utilize AFNetworking 1.3.3 (it was using RestKit, but I changed over to AFNetworking and still am having the same issues).
My import statements cause a compile failure
#import <AFNetworking/AFNetworking.h> // fail
#import <AFNetworking/AFHTTPClient.h> // fail
Error:(23, 9) 'AFNetworking/AFNetworking.h' file not found
It appears your IDE's list of
include paths to search doesn't contain the directory of your
/Users/$USER/Desktop/blah/Pods to the list of "Other C Flags", much like in this answer for XCode, should solve your problem.