HyperTrack iOS SDK Setup

To use the HyperTrack SDK on iOS you we first need to setup the SDK into our environment.

In case you are not using iOS, you can refer to the Android version, or the React Native version.

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Step 1: Install the SDK

The HyperTrack SDK is available via CocoaPods. Add the following lines to your Podfile to install the SDK.

In case you haven't setup CocoaPods for your app, refer to their website and setup a Podfile, and then add these lines.

[warning] Xcode project

Remember to use the .xcworkspace file to open your project in Xcode, instead of the .xcodeproj file, from here on.


target 'AppName' do
   pod 'HyperTrack'

[info] Minimum Deployment target

HyperTrack SDK support iOS 8.0 and above as deployment targets.

Step 2: Configure the SDK

Now that the SDK has been installed, you can use the SDK methods inside Xcode. Configure your publishable key and initialise the SDK.

[warning] Objective C config

In case your app is in Objective C, edit the Build Settings of the Pods Project. Change the Use Legacy Swift Language Version flag from Unspecified to No for “Alamofire”, “CocoaMQTT” and “HyperTrack” libraries.

import HyperTrack

@import HyperTrack;

[HyperTrack initialize:@"YOUR_PUBLISHABLE_KEY"];

Step 3: Add background capability to your app

Go to the capabilities tab in your app settings, scroll to background modes and switch it on. Select "Location updates", "Background fetch" and "Remote notifications".

Step 4: Add permission strings to your Info.plist

Go to the Info tab in your app settings and add permission strings for "Privacy - Location Always Usage Description" and "Privacy - Motion Usage Description"

Step 5: Configure Location & Motion usage permissions

The SDK is only compatible with the Location - Always and Motion Usage permissions. You can use the included utility methods to request permission, in case you feel the need to.

[HyperTrack requestAlwaysAuthorization];
[HyperTrack requestMotionAuthorization];

Next Steps

Now that we have the SDK setup in our environment we can move into basic integrations.

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