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Skygear Chat Quick Start

Follow the steps below to add Skygear Chat to your app.

Step 1: Add Skygear Core to your app

Skygear Core provides you the cloud database and the user authentication modules. They are required modules for Skygear Chat.

Follow the iOS quick start guide to add Skygear Core to your app if you haven't.

Step 2: Add Skygear Chat to your app using CocoaPods

  1. Go to your Podfile and add the following lines to include SKYKItChat (Skygear Chat SDK) in your project.
# This line should exists after you follow the iOS Quick Start guide
pod 'SKYKit', '~> 1.5'

# Add this line
pod 'SKYKitChat', '~> 1.5'

# If you want to use UIKit too, include this line:
# pod 'SKYKitChat/UI', '~> 1.5'

Note: It is not a must to specify the version number (i.e. 1.1). If you don't, your app will be using the latest SDK version automatically. Check out all the version numbers here.

  1. Save your Podfile and run pod install in the terminal.
pod install
  1. Then in AppDelegate.m or AppDelegate.swift, import the Skygear Chat SDK.
import <SKYKitChat/SKYKitChat.h>
import SKYKitChat

Step 3: Enable the chat in your developer portal

Lastly, enable the chat module in your developer portal. It is in the plug-ins page.

Skygear plug-ins

Cool your are all set now.

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