Getting Started with the iOS SDK

iOS SDK Quick Start Guide

Latest version: 2.3.6 (Released on October 3rd, 2019) Changelog

You can choose to install the SDK via CocoaPods or Carthage


  • Taboola SDK size is dynamic and changes according to the integration type
  • Taboola SDK support iOS 6.0 and above (for native apps), and iOS 7.0 and above (for hybrid apps)
  • The compiled SDK size is 3.3MB

Installation with CocoaPods

CocoaPods is a dependency manager for Xcode, which automates and simplifies the process of using third-party libraries, like Taboola, in your projects.

Step 1: Install CocoaPods with the following command:

$ gem install cocoapods

Step 2: Edit the Podfile
To integrate Taboola into your Xcode project using CocoaPods, specify it in your Podfile:

pod 'TaboolaSDK', '2.3.6'
pod 'TaboolaSDK', '2.3.6'

Step 3: Run pod install.

$ pod install

Installation with Carthage

Carthage is a decentralized dependency manager that builds your dependencies and provides you with binary frameworks. This requires a minimum deployment target of iOS 8.0.

Step 1: You can install Carthage with Homebrew using the following command:

$ brew update
$ brew install carthage

Step 2: To integrate Taboola into your Xcode project using Carthage, specify it in your Cartfile:

binary "" == 2.3.6

Step 3: Run "carthage update" to build the framework, and drag the built TaboolaFramework.framework into your Xcode project.

Step 4: On your application target Build Phases settings tab, click the + icon and select New Run Script Phase.
a. Create a Run Script in which you specify your shell (ex: /bin/sh)
b. Add the following contents to the script area below the shell:

/usr/local/bin/carthage copy-frameworks

c. Add the paths to the frameworks you want to use under “Input Files". For example:


d. Add the paths to the copied frameworks to the “Output Files”. For example:


Updating the SDK (optional)

We encourage developers to use the latest SDK version. To stay up-to-date, please check our announcements and change log. We highly recommend updating to the latest SDK version once a quarter.

When upgrading the SDK please update your Podfile or Cartfile file with the latest version - replace the [LATEST_SDK_VERSION_HERE] with the latest version number



What's Next

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Getting Started with the iOS SDK

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