Using Helpshift via Cocoapods

Using Helpshift iOS SDK via Cocoapods

Adding Helpshift to your Podfile

To use the 7.5.3 version of the Helpshift support SDK, please add the following line to your podspec file. pod 'Helpshift', '7.5.3'

Do not prefix the version with the ~> (Optimistic operator).

Run pod install or pod update to refresh cocoapods dependencies

Follow the initialization steps to start using Helpshift SDK

Managing Helpshift with cocoapods

  1. Navigate to the Pods/ folder in your project directory. Add the HelpshiftConfig.plist from Pods/Helpshift/helpshift-ios-x.x.x/HSThemes/ to your project.

    If values are already customized in the existing plist file, note that, on the next SDK release they will be overwritten, due to the nature of Cocoapods update. Make sure you backup the old plist file, so you can migrate the values back into the overwritten plist file.

  2. From version 4.11.x and above, the HSLocalization folder will get added automatically to your Xcode project via Cocoapods. For version 5.7.0 and above, HsLocalization.bundle will be used.

If you are using Helpshift version 4.10.x or previous, you will need to add the HSLocalization folder to your app in order for the Helpshift SDK to work correctly. To do this, navigate to the Pods/ folder in your project directory. Add the languages you want to support from HSLocalization folder, in Pods/Helpshift/helpshift-ios-x.x.x/, to your project.

Due to the way Cocoapods handles version updates, if you have your own custom localized strings, note that, on the next SDK release they will be overwritten. Make sure you backup your translations, so you can migrate the values back into the new string files. One way of doing that might be to add these customizations in the version control system. That way when you upgrade Helpshift, you can see the diff of the changes that you made and reinstate them as you require.

We recommend you add only those languages which are supported by your app from HSLocalization folder.