iOS
iOS Native SDK

Installation

The Cobrowse SDK for iOS is available for installation via several dependency managers, or as frameworks to integrate directly into your project:
SPM
Pods
Carthage
Manual
https://github.com/cobrowseio/cobrowse-sdk-ios-binary.git
pod 'CobrowseIO', '~>2'
Don't forget to run pod repo update then pod install after you've edited your Podfile.
Make sure you are on the latest stable version of Pods. Run pod --version to check!
Note: Depending on your project, you may also need use_frameworks! in your Podfile.
github "cobrowseio/cobrowse-sdk-ios-binary" ~> 2.0
Don't forget to run carthage update after you've edited your Cartfile.
Frameworks are available for manual integration into your Xcode projects from:
https://github.com/cobrowseio/cobrowse-sdk-ios-binary/releases
Add the following lines to your code which will register this device with the Cobrowse servers so you can connect to it. You could choose to do this on app startup, or when your users visits a support page in your application, or any other time.
Swift
Objective-C
import CobrowseIO
...
CobrowseIO.instance().license = "put your license key here"
CobrowseIO.instance().start()
@import CobrowseIO;
...
CobrowseIO.instance.license = @"put your license key here";
[CobrowseIO.instance start];

Registering on startup

If you would like your devices to register as soon as your app starts, we recommend doing this in your app delegate application:didFinishLaunchingWithOptions: method. For example:
Swift
Objective-C
import CobrowseIO
func application(_ application: UIApplication, didFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: [UIApplicationLaunchOptionsKey: Any]?) -> Bool
{
CobrowseIO.instance().license = "put your license key here"
CobrowseIO.instance().start()
return true
}
@import CobrowseIO;
- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication*) application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary*) launchOptions
{
CobrowseIO.instance.license = @"put your license key here";
[CobrowseIO.instance start];
return YES;
}

Add your License Key

Please register an account and generate your free License Key at https://cobrowse.io/dashboard/settings.
This will associate sessions from your mobile app with your Cobrowse account.

Try it out

Once you have your app running in the iOS Simulator or on a physical device, navigate to https://cobrowse.io/dashboard to see your device listed. You can click the "Connect" button to initiate a Cobrowse session!

Requirements

  • iOS 9.0 or later

Flutter Support

There is a community-built Flutter plugin: https://github.com/robodigital/cobrowseio_flutter.

Problems rendering certain views?

Try our alternative rendering method below:

Adding custom touch handlers

Firewalls

If your agents work behind a firewall (e.g. a corporate firewall), then the agent-side API routes will need to be whitelisted as specified here: https://docs.cobrowse.io/enterprise-self-hosting/advanced/firewalls#agent-side-required-apis.
Any questions at all? Please email us at [email protected].