ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS: Introduction
ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS  100.3
Introduction

ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS provides an API for developers that allows you to add mapping and GIS functionality to your iPhone and iPad applications. You can use the API in both Objective-C & Swift programming languages.

The API provides a MapView to display 2D geographic content, and a SceneView to display 3D content. You can find geopgraphic content from Esri's ArcGIS Online or use content from your own on-premises ArcGIS Enterprise portals. This content is delivered through REST web services. You can also use geopgraphic content that exists locally on the device when the device is offline.

The API is provided as a framework called ArcGIS. Classes and functions defined in this framework begin with the prefix AGS. This prefix acts as a namespace and prevents naming conflicts with classes defined in your application or other frameworks you use.

You need to use a minimum of iOS 11 SDK to build your applications. Also, the applications you build will require a minimum of iOS 10 running on the device.

Setting up your XCode project using CocoaPods

If you're already using CocoaPods, setting up your project to use ArcGIS is really easy.

  • Add pod 'ArcGIS-Runtime-SDK-iOS', '100.3' to your Podfile.
  • Run the command pod install on the Podfile using the Terminal application.
  • Open the project workspace (*.xcworkspace file) and add the #import <ArcGIS/ArcGIS.h> statement to any class files where you wish to use the API.

Setting up your XCode project manually

Download the SDK from https://developers.arcgis.com/ios . Run the installer, this will install the ArcGIS framework under ${HOME}/Library/SDKs/ArcGIS/iOS.

Set the project's Frameworks Search Paths setting to include ${HOME}/Library/SDKs/ArcGIS/iOS/Frameworks/Static , and the Other Linker Flags setting to include the following entries: -ObjC -framework ArcGIS -l c++

Add the ArcGIS.bundle file found under ${HOME}/Library/SDKs/ArcGIS/iOS/Frameworks/Static/ArcGIS.framework/Versions/Current/Resources to your project. This bundle file contains the resources (images, localized strings, etc) used by the API.

Finally, add the #import <ArcGIS/ArcGIS.h> statement to your class files where you wish to use the API.

Third party libraries

The ArcGIS library depends upon and already includes the following third party libraries -

The functions/classes in these libaries have been renamed/namespaced to avoid conflicts with other versions of the same libraries you may have in your project.